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Police Seize over 600kg of Narcotics in Day-Long Operations

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TEHRAN, June 18 (ICANA) – The Iranian law enforcement police squads have discovered and seized almost 600 kg of different types of narcotics in three operations in the country's Persian Gulf province of Hormozgan in Southern Iran during the last 24 hours, a provincial police chief announced on Saturday.
Saturday, June 18, 2011 9:29:22 PM
Police Seize over 600kg of Narcotics in Day-Long Operations

Commander of Hormozgan's Anti-Drug Police Seyed Ahmad Khodayee told reporters that 500 kg of the seizure was made from a 4WD Toyota vehicle.

Khodayee further underlined police's determination to fight drug-trafficking in the province, adding that the confrontation with drug-traffickers had a growing trend last month due to provincial police's special anti-narcotic measures.

The Iranian police measures along eastern borders have forced drug-traffickers to resort to other routes, including the Sea of Oman and the Persian Gulf, for smuggling their drug cargos which originate in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Iran, located at the crossroad of international drug smuggling from Afghanistan to Europe, has taken new security measures in its border provinces following several attacks by terrorists and drug traffickers at its Eastern and Western borders.

The anti-drug squads of the Iranian Law Enforcement Police have intensified their countrywide campaign against drug-trafficking through staging long-term systematic operations since last year.

According to the statistical figures released by the UN, Iran ranks first among the world countries in preventing entry of drugs and decreasing demand for narcotics.

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