Thursday, August 18, 2022

Illicit Drugs

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.

Unusual Sentence for Teenage Criminal

A judge in southern Iran has sentenced a teenager charged with carrying illicit drugs to learn Islamic rules instead of going to jail.

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.

Iran to Revise Capital Punishment in Near Future: Official

Head of Iran’s Supreme Human Rights Council has told a Brazilian daily that Tehran will make amendments to its laws that sentence criminals to death penalty.

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.

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.

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.

220 Tons of Narcotics Seized across Iran in Four Months: Police

Iran’s deputy police chief said Monday that over 220 tons of different types of illicit drugs have been discovered and seized across the country in the first four months of the current Iranian calendar year (started on March 20).

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.

More Than 1,500 Shisha Pipes Destroyed

In a symbolic gesture in the Kurdish city of Sanandaj in western Iran, 1,500 shisha pipes – also known as water or hubble-bubble pipes...

Addicts Who Became Flower Farmers

The Deputy Governor General of the northern province of Mazandaran says that high-risk addicts, after recovering at a rehabilitation center, are now working as...

Iran seizes 422 tons of illicit drugs in eight months

The volume of illicit drugs seized has registered a 21 percent rise in the eight months to December 22 compared with corresponding period last year.

Iranian Minister Deplores Minimal Int’l Cooperation in Combating Drugs

Rahmani Fazli said that if the international bodies and other countries cooperate with Iran, the campaign against illicit drugs will definitely reach its objectives.

Iran police seize 135 tons of narcotics in three months

Ten armed drug traffickers have been killed and over 92,000 dealers have been detained in over 520 combat operations across the country.

Police seize over 1.6 ton of narcotics in southern province

Over 1.4 tons of opium and 200 kilograms of hashish was seized from the drug traffickers in Hormozgan Province, said Brigadier General Mohammadi Yeganeh.

Tehran police seize narcotics, arrest dealers (PHOTOS)

Pictures of a police operation in Tehran in which drugs smugglers are captured.

Up to 553 tons of narcotics confiscated last year in Iran: Official

Some 350,000 people were arrested for drug-related crimes or abuse of narcotics last year, said the deputy secretary general of the Drugs Control Headquarters.

Kerman police seize 512 Kg of narcotics in surprise operation

Acting on a tip-off about a haul of narcotics, in a surprise operation police seized 512 kg of opium and arrested a drug trafficker.

Sanctions against Iran benefit drug trafficking and terrorism

Criticizing the lack of support from the international community, Rahmani Fazli said that the world must be wary of the growing threat of terrorism and drug trafficking.

Iran unrivaled in fight against illicit drugs: UN

According to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, the Islamic Republic is netting eight times more opium and three times more heroin than all other countries in the world combined.

Biggest ever narcotic drug consignment seized in Fars Province

A haul of 7-ton opium along with 12 kg of heroin planted in a cement bulker truck was seized.

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