Aug 20, 2017, 12:19 PM
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Tehran police confiscates 1,600 kg of narcotics

Tehran, Aug 20, IRNA – Police in the Iranian capital has busted an international smuggling ring, seizing 1,600 kilograms of illegal drugs, Tehran Police Chief said.

The international smuggling gang consisted of six people who used to transfer the illicit drugs from the Iranian border areas into the country, Brigadier General Hossein Rahimi told reporters on Sunday.

Rahimi went on to say that five members of the ring were arrested and one of them managed to flee the country.

Police is trying to capture the smuggler who is still at large.

Some 200 retailers were also taken into custody yesterday in Tehran.

Meanwhile, a narcotics consignment hidden aboard of a truck-trailer coming from southeastern Iran was also seized yesterday in Kermanshah Province before being distributed in western Iran.