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23 February 2019 - 16:00
Over 1.5 tons of narcotics seized in SE Iran

Over a ton and a half kilograms of illegal drugs was uncovered in southeastern Iran, a local official said Saturday.

An armed drug smuggling cell that had planned to transfer the huge consignment of narcotics from the border region to the center of country was spotted by the security forces of Saravan in Sistan and Baluchestan Province, said Brigadier General Mohammad Qanbari, commander of the forces. 

The smuggling cell was detained in an ambush that also resulted in seizure of some weapons as well as a pickup and a Peugeot sedan.

Bordering Pakistan, Sistan and Bluchestan and has one of the porous frontiers that is used by smugglers. 

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