Jan 9, 2019, 12:19 PM
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Iranian soldier killed by drug smugglers in SW country

Ahvaz, Jan 9, IRNA – An Iranian conscript Salim Shaverdi, injured during a conflict with illegal drugs smugglers in the city of Behbahan in Khuzestan Province on Monday, has succumbed to injures.

Speaking to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on Wednesday, Deputy Commander of Khuzestan Police for social affairs Colonel Ali Qasempour said Behbahan police officers Tuesday night stopped a car with three smugglers on board, carrying 30 kg of narcotics.

He added all three smugglers were injured and arrested.

Despite efforts made by the medical team, the Iranian soldier was succumbed to death.

Iranian police has always been the pioneer in fighting illegal drugs, 3,756 police officers have bveen killed and 12,500 others injured.

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