Police seize over 1 ton of narcotics in Isfahan province

TEHRAN, Nov. 22 (MNA) – The police forces of Isfahan province in central Iran have seized over 1 ton of illicit drugs in a single operation.

The Police chief of Isfahan province, Second Brigadier General Mohammadreza Mir-Heidari made the announcement on Sunday noting that after intelligence operations, the anti-narcotics police forces busted 996 kilograms of opium and 13 kilograms of crystal in a single operation.

Seven offenders have also been arrested and handed to the judiciary, he added.

Based on the United Nations reports, Afghanistan ranks first as the producer of opium and heroin in the world. Iran, being Afghanistan's neighbor, has always been the main route for smuggling narcotics to the Western world.

Iran is at the forefront of the fight against drug trafficking and thousands of Iranian forces have been so far martyred to protect the world from the danger of drugs.

Despite high economic and human costs, the Islamic Republic has been actively fighting drug-trafficking over the past decades.

The country has spent more than $700 million on sealing its borders and preventing the transit of narcotics destined for European, Arab, and Central Asian countries.

The war on drug trafficking originating from Afghanistan has claimed the lives of nearly 4,000 Iranian police officers over the past four decades.

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