Oct 8, 2001, 12:01 AM
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in seized drugs of kg 750 borders, eastern in tense situation Drug Sirjan the of kinds different the of kg 750 than More -- IRNA 8, Oct Kerman, in runners drug the from confiscated been have drugs narcotic illicit Kerman in Sirjan in year (Iranian) current the of half first the .Monday said Department Justice Sirjan the of head province, also were people 650 that added Mohammadi Soltani Mohammad-Baqer .drugs illicit the in traffic of cases the with connection in arrested has seizures drug the of amount the that noted official The with compared year this of half first the in percent 50 by increased .year last period same the handle to courts Sirjan the in benches extra three for called He .crimes the of cases file piled the Afghanistan Abouei, Mehdi official, police top a to According International" said he .world the in drugs of percent 70 supplies While ".networks smuggling drug confront to needed is cooperation Iran the drugs, haul to routes other to switched have traffickers .added he favored, still is route anti-drug 423 over out carried has police year this far, So been have traffickers 199 which in regions eastern the in operations 95 and died also have officers police 41 .arrested 282 and killed .remarked official police the period, same the in imprisoned been have narcotics of tons 4.52 year, the of half first the In and Khorassan in been have tons 152.21 which of seized of census country-wide a that said He .provinces Sistan-Baluchestan .future near the in conducted be will addicts which trade drug international the of crossroads the on sits Iran in markets to Pakistan and Afghanistan in sources from originates against battle The .states Gulf Persian the and Europe Asia, Central seen has borders, eastern the in particularly trafficking, drug throughout battles drug-related in killed officers police of thousands .decades two past the over country the HB/JB End