1.18 tons of opium seized in central Iran

Yazd, July 2, IRNA – The Iranian police has discovered and confiscated 1.18 tons of opium in the central province of Yazd during the past 24 hours, a provincial anti-narcotics official announced on Monday.

Head of Yazd Anti-Drug Coordinating Department Commander Mohammad Hossein Sotoodehnia said five drug traffickers also have been arrested.

He added that the drug traffickers planned to transfer the opium from south of Iran to Yazd Province and then transport it to other cities across the country.

Iran's drug combat squads seized over 30 tons of illicit drugs in the central province of Yazd in the last Iranian year (ended March 20, 2018).

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