Half-ton of morphine seized in southern Iran

Published December 7th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Iranian security forces seized 467 kilos of morphine hidden in a truck in the central-east province of Kerman, the IRNA news agency reported Wednesday. 


The head of the security forces in the area, Mohammad-Reza Tamandi, said the truck carrying the drugs was loaded in the province of Sistan-Baluchestan, on the border with Afghanistan. 


Tamandi said another truck carrying morphine and opium came under attack from by the police Tuesday but was torched by traffickers, who then fled. — (AFP, Tehran) 


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