TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s police forces in the central province of Isfahan have managed to seize more than 860 kilograms of heroin skilfully concealed inside the tanker of a trailer.
After the seizure of 864.34 kilograms of heroin inside the tanker, the driver was arrested.
In recent decades Iran has been hit by drug trafficking, mainly because of its 936- kilometer shared border with Afghanistan, where the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime says accounts for 90% of the world’s opium production.
Over the past three decades, Iran has spent millions of dollars to seal its borders and prevent the transit of narcotics destined for European, Arab and Central Asian countries. The war on the drug trade has also claimed the lives of nearly 4,000 Iranian police officers.
According to a report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Iran accounted for the highest rate of opium seizures (80 percent) as well as heroin hauls (30 percent) in the world in 2013.
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