Saturday, January 15, 2005

Iranian Police nab 418kg of opium from US Held Afghanistan

Iran Mania News: " Police nab 418kg of opium in northeast Iran

Saturday, January 15, 2005 - ©2004 IranMania.com

LONDON, Jan 15 (IranMania) - Provincial police seized 418 kilograms of opium in this northeastern city, a provincial police official announced on Friday.

Colonel Nasser Ahmadi Senobari said that the drugs were found concealed in an automobile and confiscated during a mop-up operation.

Ahmadi Senobari, moreover, said that 4.8 tons of various kinds of narcotics were seized in Birjand since the start of the current Iranian calendar year 1383 (started March 20, 2004).

Despite its unceasing anti-drug efforts, Iran has remained a key route for southwest Asian drugs on their way to lucrative markets in Europe and Persian Gulf countries. Domestic narcotics consumption continues to be a persistent problem with at least two million drugs addicts in the country."

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