Some 530 kg drugs seized in Iran

Iran Materials 9 April 2014 01:38 (UTC +04:00)

Police seized some 530 kilograms of opium bound for western Iran in Sirjan Monday night, commander of the cityˈs police department said on Tuesday, IRNA reported.

Colonel Mehriar Saeedi said that the anti-narcotics policemen while checking automobiles on Sirjan-Baft road got suspicious about two sedans and stopped them.

Inspecting the cars police discovered some 530 kilograms of opium placed in the trunks of the cars, he said.

Iran spends millions of dollars and has lost thousands of the police department personnel in the war against drug-traffickers.

Owing to its rigid efforts, Iran makes 81 percent of the worldˈs total opium seizures and has turned into the leading country in drug campaign.

Iran has recently established a central database and strengthened police-judiciary cooperation in a new effort to combat organized crime.