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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.

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.

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 – were destroyed. A large number of people, along with a...

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 flower farmers. According to a local official responsible for the fight...
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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.
Iran's anti-narcotics police chief Ali Moayedi

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.
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Tehran police seize narcotics, arrest dealers (PHOTOS)

Pictures of a police operation in Tehran in which drugs smugglers are captured.
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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 Police chief: Ahmadi Moghadam

Iranian police seize 450 tons of illicit drugs in eight months

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