Aug 19, 2017, 3:34 PM
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Truck carrying opium seized by Iran's police

Tehran, Aug 19, IRNA – A truck carrying 170 kilograms of opium was seized by Iran's police and four drug traffickers were detained.

The narcotics consignment hidden aboard of the truck-trailer coming from southeastern Iran was seized in Kermanshah Province before being distributed in western Iran, the Province Police Chief Manouchehr Amanollahi said on Saturday.

As a result of using intelligence measures and monitoring the drug traffickers, a team of drug producers and distributors was also identified.

Some 800 kilograms of illicit drugs have been discovered in Kermanshah so far this year that shows a 195 percent growth compared to the same period last year, according to the Police chief.

Kermanshah Province with a two-million population is neighboring Iraq.