Isfahan, Oct 19, IRNA – Some 190 kilograms of opium and hashish were sized in various operations in Isfahan province by anti-drug squads of the provincial Police, said the deputy chief of the police.
Police news website quoted Colonel Hossein Hosseinzadeh as saying that police forces in Kashan identified and stopped a van carrying narcotics, while controlling the cars at Qamsar toll station.
He further noted that the provincial police also confiscated drug packages during separate operations in Naein, Shahreza, Khomeini-Shahr and Samirom from death merchants.
A total of ten people were arrested during the operations and four automobiles were seized. They were all delivered to judicial authorities, he said.
Iran’s geographical position has made the country a favorite transit corridor for drug traffickers who intend to smuggle their cargoes from Afghanistan to drug dealers in Europe.
According to the World Drug Report 2012, the Islamic Republic of Iran in 2010 ranked first in terms of opium and heroin seizures, accounting for 81 percent of the world opium seizures and 34 percent of the world heroin seizures.
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