2 drug-smuggling bands dismantled, over 1 ton drugs seized

TEHRAN, Oct. 31 (MNA) – The Sistan and Baluchestan police commander announced the confiscation of about 1 ton of narcotics in the police clash with members of 2 drug trafficking gangs in the northern and southern of the province.

The commander of Sistan and Baluchestan police Second Brigadier General Ahmad Taheri made the announcement on Sunday, saying that following the intelligence activities of the police forces of the province, two drug-trafficking bands that were trying to transfer drug consignments to the center of the province, were identified and dismantled.

During the first operation, 2 smugglers were arrested in their hideout in addition to confiscation of 416 kg of various types of narcotics, consisting of 242 kg of opium, 161 kg of crustal and 95 kg of opium juice. 

According to the police chief, the police forces have managed to arrest one smuggler and seize 512 kg of hashish in the second operation that took place last night in Konarak. 

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.


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