3 Iranian police forces martyred by drug traffickers in SE

TEHRAN, Jul. 14 (MNA) – The Kerman province police chief said Wed. three police forces were martyred in armed clashes with drug traffickers in Kahnouj County, while a notorious drug lord was also killed in the operation.

The commander of the police forces in southeastern Kerman Province Brigadier General Abdolreza Nazeri said on Wednesday afternoon that a notorious drug lord which was known to everyone in the east and southeast of the country was killed in Kahnouj in Kerman province after getting engaged in an armed fight with law enforcement forces.

The commander said after the operation as many as three AK-47 rifles and a large volume of ammunition and a big shipment of narcotics were confiscated.

He added that three law enforcement forces were martyred in the operation by the drug traffickers.

According to the general, more than 65 tons of narcotics have been discovered and seized by Kerman police since the beginning of the current Iranian year (beginning on March 21, 2021), and 10 armed drug traffickers have been killed.

Iran has made a lot of sacrifices in the fight against illegal drugs so far. It loses dozens of its armed forces in the fight against drug trafickers each year.

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