Iran police seize large volume of narcotics in Southeastern city
Iran's drug-combat police squads have seized a total sum of over three tons of narcotics in the town of Khash in the Southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan during the last three months, a police commander said on Sunday, Fars News reported.
Speaking to reporters, Khash Police Chief Ehsan Ali Azarpodineh stated that police forces have seized 3,313kg of different types of narcotics during the last three months.
Iran, located at the crossroad of international drug smuggling from Afghanistan to Europe.
Iran leads international efforts in fighting drug networks and narcotic traffickers.
According to the statistical figures released by the UN, Iran ranks first among the world countries in preventing entry of drugs and decreasing demand for narcotics.
The United Nations credits Iran with the seizure of 89 percent of the opium netted around the world.