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Iranian police seizes 17.5 tons of drugs in 2 weeks

Iranian Commander Mohammad Masood Zahedian, chief of anti-drug operations, said that security forces seized 17.5 tons of different kinds of drugs in the country in less than two weeks.

This amount of drugs was seized during the period between March 21 March and April 2, Zahedian said, noting that they include opium, cannabis, and methamphetamine.

Because of having a long and porous border with Afghanistan, Iran is itself a major trafficking route for narcotics. However, a considerable part of the drugs smuggled into Iran are sold and used locally. Drug addiction has reached alarming levels in the country.

Previously, the general director of security in Iran’s Kerman province had said that narcotics production in Afghanistan reached 8,000 tons in 2017 and this is the major reason why more illegal drugs are being discovered in Iran.
Last Modified: Wednesday، 03 April 2019 12:57 AM