The anti-narcotic squads of Iran's law enforcement police seized a huge cargo of illicit drugs in the country's Southern waters in the Persian Gulf, Fars News reported.
Police Chief of Iran's Southern Hormozgan province Reza Mohammadi Yeganeh said his forces have discovered a drug cargo on a vessel traversing in the coastal waters of his province in the last few hours.
He said the cargo comprised of 1,492kg of opium which was seized in a police operation in the coastal waters of the port city of Jask in Eastern Hormozgan.
Two drug-traffickers have also been arrested in the operation, the police chief added.
Eastern Iran borders Afghanistan, which is the world's number one opium and drug producer. Iran's geographical position has made the country a favorite transit corridor for drug traffickers who intend to smuggle their cargoes from Afghanistan to drug dealers in Europe.
Iran leads international efforts in fighting drug networks and narcotic traffickers.
The Iranian police measures along the country's Eastern borders have forced drug-traffickers to resort to other routes, including the Sea of Oman and the Persian Gulf, to smuggle their drug cargos which originate in Afghanistan and Pakistan.