Int'l drug trafficking network disbanded in Iran
The Iranian Intelligence Ministry disbanded an international drug trafficking network in Sistan-e Balouchestan Province south-east of the country.
The Iranian intelligence ministry forces managed to identify and arrest an international and organized band of drug traffickers in southeastern Sistan-e Balouchestan Province and seized 2.6 tons of opium from them, the ministry said in a statement on Sunday.
The drug cargo, carried under the disguise of fuel supplies, was discovered and seized after several hours of armed conflicts with members of the gang.
During the operations, 2 vehicles belonging to the traffickers were destroyed and 1 Toyota car along with 3 wireless systems were discovered and seized from the gang.
The armed members of the narcotics gang carried the drug cargos through Saravan borders in Sistan-e Balochestan Province.
Iran's eastern neighbors, Pakistan and Afghanistan are two origins of producing and trafficking of various types of narcotic in the region.