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Ancient Artefacts, Antiquities Discovered in Northern Iran

Ancient Artefacts, Antiquities Discovered in Northern Iran  

An Iranian official announced that a number of antiquities and artefacts belonging to the Sassanid (224-651 AD) and Parthian (247 BC-224 AD) empires have been discovered and reclaimed in northern Iran in an anti-drug operation.
Drug in Iran

Iran Rejects International Drug Cartels’ Transit Offer

Iran’s Police says the country has rejected multiple “tempting proposals” by international drug kingpins that not a single cargo of narcotics will be distributed in Iran anymore if it agrees to provide a safe route for the transit of drugs to Europe.

Iranian Police Seize 4.6 Tons of Narcotics in Southern Province

Iran’s police managed to seize more than 4,600 kilograms of various types of illicit drugs in the southern province of Hormozgan over the past week, the provincial police chief announced on Sunday.
Mohammad Bagher Olfat

Alternative to Death Sentence Proposed for Drug Traffickers

An Iranian judiciary official believes that the death penalty has failed to reduce drug trafficking in Iran, and alternative punishments should be given for narcotics-related offences.
General Hossein Rahimi

Iranian Police Arrest Drug Kingpin in Southeastern Province

Iranian security and intelligence forces have managed to arrest a drug trafficker in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan who is the biggest drug lord detained in the country in decades, the provincial police chief announced on Monday.

Iranian Police Seize over Two Tons of Opium in Southeastern Province

Iran’s anti-narcotics police managed to seize more than 2,000 kilograms of opium in two operations in the southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan, the provincial police chief announced Sunday.

13 Tons of Drugs Seized in 1 Month in South-Eastern Iran

Over 13 tons of illicit drugs have been seized in Sistan and Baluchestan province in the south-east of Iran over the April 19-May 20 period, provincial Police Chief Brigadier General Hossein Rahimi said on Saturday May 28.

Iranian Police Seize Huge Haul of Drugs in Southeastern Province

Iranian anti-narcotics police have managed to seize 910 kilograms of opium in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan, the provincial police chief said on Saturday.

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.

Italy Ready to Upgrade Iranian Anti-Drug Police Equipment: Official

Iran’s Anti-Narcotics Police Chief Brigadier General Ali Moayyedi said Italy has voiced its readiness to boost police cooperation with the Islamic Republic in various areas and provide Iran with surveillance equipment used in fighting against drugs.

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