Iran Police Confiscate 27 kg of Opium
Police forces in the Iranian city of Gonabad in Khorasan province have confiscated some 27.9 kilograms of opium concealed in a car, reported the official Iranian news agency (IRNA), citing a local report.
The Persian daily Jomhouri-e Eslami reported on Monday that some four smugglers were arrested in connection with the confiscation.
It further noted that the forces, in another operation in the same city, arrested three suspects possessing 400 boxes of foreign-made cigarettes.
Iran sits on the crossroads of the international drug trade, which originates from sources in Afghanistan and Pakistan to markets in
Central Asia, Europe and the Arabian Gulf states.
The battle against drug trafficking, particularly in the eastern borders, has seen thousands of police officers killed in drug-related battles throughout the country over the past two decades – Albawaba.com