Iran's law enforcement police have seized over 200 kilograms of different types of narcotics in the Southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan during Nowrouz holidays in a car parked in a street in Saravan city, a provincial police chief announced, IRNA reported.
"After receiving information about a suspicious Peugeot 405 car parked in a street of Saravan, the city's anti-drug police forces were sent to examine the case", Sistan-Baluchestan Police Chief Colonel Reza Nazeri said.
Colonel Nazari said that 212 kilograms of narcotics were skillfully placed inside the car.
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.
Each year, the government spends hundreds of millions of dollars erecting barriers along the borders with Pakistan and Afghanistan and pumping resources into checkpoints. Officials said the battle against drug addiction and trafficking costs Iran US$1 billion a year.