Arms seizure at Iranian borders ups by 28%

TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of the Iranian Border Guards Units General Hossein Zolfaqari announced that his forces have further tightened control over the country’s borders to prevent weapons smuggling, adding that arms seizure in the bordering areas has increased by 28%.

“The Iranian forces discovered and seized more weapons at borders last year compared to the previous year which shows tightened control over borders,” Zolfaqari told reporters in Tehran on Sunday.

“To this moment, we have had 28% increase in arms discovery in bordering areas, most of which have been hunting weapons, and combat weapons, revolvers and colts constituted a small percentage of these seizures,” he added.

Iran has tightened control at borderlines after increased operations by terrorist groups along its borders, mainly with Pakistan. In relevant remarks earlier this month, Iranian Deputy Interior Minister for Security Affairs Ali Abdollahi underscored that the country’s security and intelligence forces are ready to repel any kind of threat along borders.

“Considering the existing insecurity in neighboring countries, the security of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s borders has been enhanced by adopting certain measures,” Abdollahi announced.

He stressed Iran’s full control over its borders and the country’s preparedness to deal with potential insecurity, adding, “We cannot wait for incidents to take place, therefore we always pursue and implement preemptive measures.”

By Fars News Agency


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