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13 November 2023 - 15:57
Arms smuggling network dismantled in southern Iran

The security forces of Iran’s Intelligence Ministry has disbanded an armed smuggling network in Kerman, southern Iran, a provincial official announced.

Omid Rezaei, the prosecutor of Kahnuj city in Kerman, said on Monday that the trafficking network had been engaging in extensive smuggling activities in eastern and southeastern Iran.

The Iranian security forces could identify the smuggling network and discover various war-grade weapons including 36 hand guns, the prosecutor announced according to the information office of the justice department in Kerman.

Three main agents of the arms smuggling network were arrested after an unprecedented operation carried out under a judicial order, it said.   

Based on the prosecutor’s remarks, the traffickers had imported their cargo to Iran through eastern borders, and they were planning to distribute the arms to the cities in central parts of Iran.

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