Oct 5, 2001, 12:01 AM
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border eastern in opium of kilo half-a-ton seize Police on agents anti-drug Iranian -- IRNA 5, Oct ,.Prov Khorassan Birjand, this in morphine of kilos 52 and opium of kilograms 530 seized Friday .said chief police local the city, border nabbed were drugs the that IRNA told Tamandi Mohammad-Reza Colonel with border the to close is which Birjand in tractor-trailor a from .Afghanistan drug-producer leading were phone cellular a and magazines two cartridges, 60 said He many how say not did colonel The .traffickers the from seized also .arrested were traffickers unprecedented an arrested had they Thursday said police Iranian 12 past the over campaign anti-drug sweeping a during people 289,000 .narcotics various of tonnes 116 some seized and months, started that operations the during arrested those of 109,000 Some .traffickers drug being of suspected were year last of September in trade drug international the of crossroads the on sits Iran markets to Pakistan and Afghanistan in sources from originates which .states Gulf Persian the and Europe Asia, Central in eastern the in particularly trafficking, drug against battle The drug-related in killed officers police of thousands seen has borders, .decades two past the over country the throughout battles AK/JB End