About 1000 kg drugs seized in Iran

February 1st, 2009 - 6:21 am ICT by IANS  

Tehran, Feb 1 (Xinhua) About 1,000 kg of drugs were seized in Iran in a series of operations across the country, the police said. An announcement by the Information and Media Communication Center of Iran’s Police Saturday said that the police forces “seized 918 kg of drugs…and detained 14 smugglers.”

In November, Iran’s Drug Control Headquarters (DCH) announced that Iran would seal the borders of the country within two years to control drugs smuggling.

Secretary General of the DCH Ismail Ahmadi-Moqaddam said that Iran intended to end the flow of narcotics through the country in near future, the report said.

“Tehran is prepared to train Afghan police in a bid to reduce drug cultivation in the country,” he said.

Iran is located on an important route of international drug smuggling from Afghanistan, the world’s top opium producer, to Europe.

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