Jan 12, 2014, 6:18 PM
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403 tons of narcotic drugs confiscated in 9 months

Varamin, Tehran Prov., Jan 12, IRNA – Director General of the Anti-Narcotic Headquarters Ali-Reza Akbarshahi says 403 tons of illegal drugs have been confiscated in the past 9 months.

Akbarshahi told reporters that the amount of drugs seizure in the said period shows a 19 percent growth compared to that of the previous year.

He said more than 70 percent of the confiscations took place on boarder areas, marking a big success for the Iranian anti-narcotic police.

The official said that based on the information available, the amount of drug production and supply in neighboring countries such as Afghanistan has remarkably increased, thus giving rise in inflow of the narcotic into the country.