Oct 28, 2001, 12:01 AM
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province Kurdestan in narcotics seize smugglers, arrest Police Kurdestan in Police -- IRNA 28, Oct ,.prov Kurdestan Sanandaj, been have gangs smuggling three that Sunday here said province and Bijar Sanandaj, of cities in arrested traffickers nine and smashed operation, this in seized been also have drugs of kg 2.3 Over .Saqez .added police arrested been have traffickers 42 week past the in that said It .seized narcotics assorted of kg 40 and of kg 35 and apprehended were traffickers 2,000 over Also, current the of half first the in Kurdestan in confiscated narcotics .(21 March started) year Iranian 900-kilometer its along Iran for problem major a is Security .Afghanistan with border eastern for hostage region the in civilians hold usually bandits Armed .sellers drug as use for or ransom 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 NB/AH End