Oct 3, 2001, 12:01 AM
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state safe a Iran says Interpol (Interpol) Police Criminal International -- IRNA 3, Oct Tehran, rates, crime least the with state safe a was Iran that announced Arsalan Colonel Department Interpol Tehran the of general director .Wednesday on said Monem can country 60-million-strong no that reporters told Monem Colonel .Iran as rates crime low as with world the in found be theft and fraud robbery, armed the of rates the 1999 in said He Asian and American European, the in those than lower were Iran in .states have which countries Asian three the of one is Iran said Monem Interpol the action into translating in successful most been .plans and objectives in place take seizures opiate the of percent 70 about said He He .states other in made is seizure percent 30 remaining while Iran traffic illicit the against fight its with ahead go would Iran said .drugs narcotic in and Afghanistan from drugs smuggling for route major a is Iran Opium, .beyond and Europe Gulf, Persian the in markets to Pakistan single and country the through hauled are morphine and hashish heroin, .uncommon not are drugs of more or ton a involving busts borders eastern its in problems security facing is country The region the in civilians hold usually bandits Armed .Afghanistan with .drugs sell to agents as them use or ransom for hostage been have officers police Iranian 3,100 say reports Official twenty past the over Iran throughout battles drug-related in killed .years HB/JB End