Smugglers in Afghanistan Use Catapult to Get Drugs over Iran’s Borders

Alireza Jazini, a senior Iranian anti-narcotics official, confirmed that a catapult has recently been used by drug traffickers on Iran’s eastern borders to hurl illicit drugs into Iranian territory.

Traffickers make use of any means to smuggle illegal substances into and out of Iran, finally transferring them to other countries, Jazini said, as reported by Entekhab and translated by IFP.

Now that Iran’s police have managed to block the land borders and maintain great control over the waterways, smugglers are resorting to means such as catapults to get their drugs into Iran, he noted.

“This has mostly happened around the Sistan and Baluchestan borders [in south-east Iran, bordering both Afghanistan and Pakistan],” Jazini noted, adding that the individuals who had retrieved the thrown bundles of drugs had been arrested and punished.