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Over one ton of narcotics seized in eastern Iran

Zahedan, More than 1,387 kilograms of narcotics was found in Sistan-Baluchestan Province, southeastern Iran, and five drug traffickers were arrested, said the commander of the province.

'The gang was arrested after an exchange of fire; three cars and 1,327 kilograms of opium, 60 kilograms of hashish, and one Kalashnikov machine gun were confiscated in the operation,' said Brigadier-General Mohammad Qanbari.

Sistan-Baluchestan Province has a very long border with Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA


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