Iran's border guards confiscate big haul of drugs in Saravan

TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) – Commander of Iran's Border Guards Police announced that a big haul of illicit drugs was seized in Saravan county in Sistan and Baluchestan province.

Brigadier General Ahmad Ali Goudarzi broke the news on Saturday, saying that the border guards of Sistan and Baluchestan province were informed about the activities of a drug trafficking gang in the province.

They gathered intelligence on the activities of this drug trafficking band and found out that the smugglers had plans to transfer the illicit drugs from the southeastern regions to the central parts of the country, he added.

According to Goudarzi, during the operation, the border guards managed to seize 1,040 kilograms of illicit drugs, consisting of 930 kilograms of opium and 110 kilograms of hashish.

The Islamic Republic has been actively fighting drug trades originating from Afghanistan in the past four decades, despite its high economic and human costs. The country has spent more than hundreds of millions of dollars on sealing its borders and preventing the transit of narcotics destined for European, Arab and Central Asian countries.

Iran 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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