Police bust over 1.1 tons of illicit drugs in SE Iran

TEHRAN, Apr. 04 (MNA) – The Sistan and Baluchestan police commander announced that the anti-narcotics police forces confiscated over 1.1 tons of narcotics in Saravan and Khash counties.

The Police chief of Sistan and Baluchistan province Second Brigadier General Ahmad Taheri said that following the intelligence activities of the anti-narcotics police forces of Saravan and Khash counties, a drug-trafficking band that was trying to transfer drug consignment to the center of the province, was identified.

During a clash between police forces and smugglers, three of them have been arrested and the rest of them fled to the highlands of the area using the darkness of the night, he added.

According to the police chief, the police forces busted 1.114 tons of illicit drugs, consisting of 855 kg of opium and 259 kg of hashish.

Two vehicles and one motorcycle have been seized in this operation, Taheri noted.

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.

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