Sep 15, 2018, 4:30 PM
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2 int'l drug trafficking bands smashed in southern Iran

Kerman, Sept 15, IRNA - Two international drug trafficking bands were busted and over 1.3 tons of narcotics in were seized from them in Kerman province in southern Iran, a provincial official said.

General and Revolutionary Prosecutor of Kerman province Dadkhoda Salari announced that an Afghan citizen was arrested as head of the main drug trafficking band.

Dadkhoda Salari added, 'The attack on the major gangs of narcotics trafficking is underlined by the judiciary'.

He noted that the intelligence forces in the General Intelligence Office succeeded through a series of coherent information and day-to-day activities to hit two active drug traffickers entering the country from the eastern borders and preventing drug trafficking and distribution in the country.

He announced that during two separate operations over the past few days, more than one ton of opium, 128 kilograms of heroin, 293 kilograms of cannabis drugs, plus weapons and ammunition, and several vehicles from smugglers have been seized.

General and Revolutionary Prosecutor of Kerman province pointed out that the province is at the forefront of the fight against narcotics. According to information observation, smugglers intend to transfer this heavy cargo from the geographical breadth of the province to other provinces of the country from including Isfahan, Tehran and abroad with the vigilance of the agents of the Kerman Provincial Intelligence Office, their narcotics operations failed.


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