Oct 6, 2001, 12:01 AM
News Code: 9031209
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province Khorasan Birjand, in drugs of kg 500 seize Police in area Birjand in Police -- IRNA 6, Oct ,.prov Khorasan Mashhad, of kg 500 seized has it that Saturday here said province Khorasan .narcotics of assortment of kg 52 and opium of kg 500 included which haul the that added It police the after route Zahedan-Birjand in seized was morphine vehicle the abandoned passengers The .vehicle suspicious a identified .darkness of cover the in escaped and a searched bandits, chasing area, Taybad in police Meanwhile some and hashish of kg 10 opium, of kg four nabbed and house .ammunition easter 900-kilometer its in Iran for problem major a is Security the in civilians hold usually bandits Armed .Afghanistan with border .sellers drug as use for or ransom for hostage region the in villages 1,100 of residents the armed have Police the repel them help to move a in province Khorasan northeastern .attacks international the of crossroads the on lies Republic Islamic The .transfers drug intercepting in role important an plays and trade drug international lukewarm and funding insufficient to due However, the on be to continues trafficking drug international cooperation .rise police Iranian 3,100 than more reports, official to According the throughout battles drug-related in lives their lost have officers .years twenty past the over country NB/JB End