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Iran's border guards seize 500 kg of opium

Christian Fernsby |
Iran's border guards in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan have seized 500 kg of opium, Tasnim news agency reported.

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Topics: IRAN    BORDER    OPIUM   

Security forces in the Mirjaveh Border Regiment arrested two drug smugglers and seized two vehicles containing 500 kg of opium and a large amount of ammunition, the agency said citing the province's border police.

The report did not mention the time of the operation.

Iran has being suffering from drug trafficking given its location at the crossroads of international drug smuggling from Afghanistan, the world's top opium producer, to Europe.

Over the past few decades, Iran's eastern and southeastern borders have seen deadly clashes between Iranian security forces and armed drug smugglers.

Iran has reportedly seized over 62 tons of illicit drugs in its borders during the past eight months.

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