Over 1.6 tons of illicit drugs seized in SE Iran

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TEHRAN, July 27 (Xinhua) — Iran’s police captured more than 1,600 kg of illicit drugs in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan, Tasnim news agency reported on Monday.

The drugs were seized in two separate operations in Jakigoor and Saravan border regions, commander of the Iranian Border Police Ahmadali Goodarzi was quoted as saying.

The report did not specify the time of operations.

On July 23, Goodarzi said that the seizure of illicit drugs by the Iranian border police had increased by 87 percent in the first four months of the current Iranian year (began on March 20) compared with the corresponding period last year.

He said that 46 tons of various kinds of illicit drugs were captured along the country’s borders during the period.

Iran has being suffering from drug trafficking given its location at the crossroads of international drug smuggling from Afghanistan to Europe.

Over the past few decades, Iran’s eastern and southeastern borders have seen deadly clashes between Iranian security forces and armed drug smugglers. Enditem

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