Sistan and Baluchestan (IP) - Iranian security forces in Sistan and Baluchestan identified and disbanded drug trafficking gangs in their hideouts, southeastern Iran.

Iran PressIran news: The Ministry of Intelligence announced on Saturday that in the first six months of this year (Started on March 20), several drug trafficking gangs and their hiding places were identified, and more than 25 tons of different types of narcotics, three weapons, ammunition, and 36 vehicles were seized.

"36 people were also arrested and 2 miscreants were killed," the ministry added.

Iran, which has a 900-kilometer border with Afghanistan, has been used as the main conduit for smuggling drugs to narcotics kingpins in Europe.

Despite high economic and human costs, Iran has been actively fighting drug trafficking over the past decades.

The country has spent more than $700 million on sealing its borders and preventing the transit of narcotics destined for European, Arab, and Central Asian countries.


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