Iranian Police Intercept Large Volume of Narcotics at Southeastern Borders
Fars NA - TEHRAN – Iran’s Law Enforcement Police discovered and seized large volumes of narcotics in several operations along the country’s Southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan.
Sistan and Balouchestan police department announced on Tuesday that police squads at Kole-Sangi station discovered and seized 1,257kg of different types of narcotics in several operations along border regions.
The statement said the seizures were made after heavy armed clashes with drug traffickers.
Iran, located at the crossroad of international drug smuggling from Afghanistan to Europe leads international efforts in fighting drug networks and narcotic traffickers.
According to the statistical figures released by the UN, Iran ranks first among the world countries in preventing entry of drugs and decreasing demand for narcotics.
The anti-drug squads of the Iranian Law Enforcement Police have intensified their countrywide campaign against drug-trafficking through staging long-term systematic operations since last year.
The Iranian police measures along the country’s Eastern borders have forced drug-traffickers to resort to other routes, including the Sea of Oman and the Persian Gulf, to smuggle their drug cargos which originate in Afghanistan and Pakistan.