Jul 26, 2014, 9:47 AM
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Iran Police seize nearly one ton of narcotics

Tehran, July 26, IRNA - Iran's Police have confiscated nearly one ton of narcotics in the southern province of Hormuzgan.

Colonel Seyyed Ahmad Khodaei, the provincial police chief, said on Friday that the drugs were seized in a four-day operation across the province.

He added that the security forces also arrested five drug traffickers and confiscated three vehicles during the operation.

Iran, which is praised by international community for its anti-drug campaign, seizes hundreds of tons of narcotics each year.

Iran shares a long border with Afghanistan, which supplies about 90 percent of the world’s opium, from which heroin is made.

Iran has lost many security personnel in skirmishes with drug traffickers in volatile regions bordering Pakistan.