Iranian police seize 450 tons of illicit drugs in eight months

Iran Police chief: Ahmadi Moghadam
Iran Police chief: Ahmadi Moghadam

The police chief said the launch of an anti-theft center has seen the number of thefts drop dramatically across the nation.

Police Chief Brigadier General Esmail Ahmadi Moghadam has been quoted by Shahrvand newspaper as saying that law enforcement forces have seized as much as 450 tons of drugs in the eight months to November 22, 2014. The following is the translation of a very brief report the daily ran on the police commander’s comments on December 18:

The police chief, who was in Mazandaran province, said efforts are underway to render better quality services to members of the public on all fronts.

Brigadier General Ahmadi Moghadam said that in the Islamic Republic of Iran, the law enforcement and the military are there to serve citizens, not act against them. “Up to 5,000 police personnel provided security for the return home of hundreds of thousands of pilgrims who had crossed the border into Iraq to attend religious ceremonies there.”

The brigadier general went on to say his men are credited with 90 percent of all drug seizures across the country.

He further said the launch of an anti-theft center within the police has seen the number of thefts drop dramatically across the nation.

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