IP- The Commander of the Border Guards of the Islamic Republic of Iran Police, announced the seizing of more than one ton of drugs in the provinces of Sistan and Baluchestan, and Khorasan Razavi.

Iran PressIran news: Brigadier-General Ahmad Ali Goudarzi said: Mirjaveh border guards discovered 827 kilograms of various drugs, including 567 kilograms of opium and 260 kilograms of hashish, from a vehicle in operation.

Referring to another operation in Khorasan Razavi province, General Goodarzi said: The border guards of Khorasan Razavi province, while seizing a vehicle, seized 182 kilograms and 500 grams of opium. 

The anti-narcotics police discovered 1,200 tons of various drugs during the past [Iranian calendar] year (March 2020-March 2021), which is two-folded compared to the recent years, Eskandar Momeni, the director of headquarters for the fight against narcotics, said on June 26.

Iran is the leading country in the fight against narcotics worldwide, despite its proximity to Afghanistan, the largest producer of narcotics, he explained.

According to the UN Office, the Islamic Republic's continuous efforts to combat narcotics trafficking came up with the seizure of more than 90 percent of opium, 70 percent of morphine, and 20 percent of world heroin.