Saturday, June 05, 2004

Iran authorities kill 58 drug smugglers in 116 separate operations

Seattle Post-Intelligencer: AP - Middle East: Iran authorities kill 58 drug smugglers: "Iran authorities kill 58 drug smugglers
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iranian police have killed at least 58 drug smugglers and confiscated more than 50 tons of narcotics in the past two months, a top police official said Saturday.
The drug traffickers were killed and the narcotics were seized in 116 separate operations in eastern Iran in April and May, state-run radio quoted General Mahdi Abouei as saying. Seven police officers were killed in the raids, he said."

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