Oct 13, 2001, 12:01 AM
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Iran southern in others two arrest kidnapper, kill Police a busted city border southern this in Police -- IRNA 13, Oct Kerman, of one killed and residents local of kidnapping the in involved gang .others two arrested and members its and free set was gang the by hostage held been had who person A provincial the of chief the sound, and safe family his to returned .Saturday here said Rouhi, Abbasali police, the in people five of killing the to confessed gang the of Members .said chief police the Iranshahr, of city southern and bandits other 12 arrested also province the in police said He seized and province the of parts various in operating robbers armed stating without transport, for used vehicles as well as arms several .made were arrests the when the in opium of kgs 200 confiscated also have Kerman in Police same the traffickers, drug several arrested and days three past .revealed source 900-kilometer its along Iran for problem major a Security, of number a to rise given has Afghanistan, with border eastern are region the in Civilians .kidnapping as such problems social .sellers drug as used be to or ransom for kidnapped 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, .unabated continues trafficking drug international cooperation, lost have forces armed other and police Iranian 3,100 than More .years 22 past the in fight anti-drug fierce the in lives their BH/LS/AR End