Narcotics Seized in Fars

Narcotics Seized in FarsNarcotics Seized in Fars

During the past ten months, around 30 tons of illicit drugs were seized in the southern Fars Province, said Iran Police Chief Brigadier General Hossein Ashtari. Speaking at a press conference in Shiraz on Wednesday he said, “Nearly 12,000 people involved in drug trafficking were identified and arrested in the province by the anti-narcotics police, and 30,000 kg of different types of narcotics were seized in the first 10 months of the current fiscal year that ends in March.” Iran, which has a 900-km common border with Afghanistan, has been used as the main conduit for smuggling Afghan drugs to narcotics kingpins in Europe. More than $700 million has been spent on sealing its borders and preventing the transit of narcotics destined for European, Arab and Central Asian countries.


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