Iran police uncover 72 drug trafficking bands
In a fresh crackdown on drug smugglers, Iranian police forces have uncovered 72 drug traficking bands in heavy clashes in the past 6 months in Iranian capital Tehran, Press TV reported.
"The Iranian anti-drugs police managed to freeze more than 4,000 kilograms of various kinds of narcotics. The police seized nearly 601 thousand ecstasy pills and psychoactive drug injections," said Javad Kashfi, director-general of anti-drugs police center.
"More than 26,000 distributers and smugglers were arrested, effectively dismantling 72 bands," Kashfi added.
The groups arrested were entrenched in society and had been involved in the smuggling of narcotics on a wide scale.
Earlier this month, Tehran police commander Azizollah Rajabzadeh had promised to clean the Iranian capital of drug dealers and dangerous addicts in a month.