Over one ton of narcotics seized in Saravan

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Acting on a tip-off about imminent shipment of narcotics across the border into Iran, border guards seized a haul of 1,460 kilograms of opium in southern Iran.

Some 1,460 kilograms of opium was confiscated in Saravan, the commander of Sistan and Baluchestan Border Guards said on Tuesday.

Acting on a tip-off about imminent shipment of narcotics across the border into Iran, border guards took up positions along the border where they assumed the traffickers might want to smuggle drugs into the country.

Staging targeted ambushes, they identified an automobile attempting to enter the country illegally, the commander said.

The forces immediately stopped the vehicle, but the traffickers fled a border village after minutes of armed clashes with police, he said.

Habibi further said that inspecting the village, guards found the hideout of the traffickers who abandoned the haul of narcotics and fled. The package contained over one ton of opium, he said.

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Emad Askarieh has worked as a journalist since 2002. The main focus of his work is foreign policy and world diplomacy. He started his career at Iran Front Page Media Group, and is currently serving as the World Editor and the Vice-President for Executive Affairs at the Iran Front Page (IFP) news website.

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