About one ton of opium discovered in S Iran

Bushehr, Nov 10, IRNA – Iran's coast guard forces seized 960 kilograms of opium at an Iranian port city in the southern province of Bushehr in the Persian Gulf on Saturday.

The large haul of the illicit drug was discovered following a clash between the coast guards in Ganaveh Port City and the smugglers, Valiollah Rezaee Nejad Coast Guard Commander told reporters.

Rezaee Nejad said smugglers started shooting at the coast guards but were eventually forced to surrender.

Since the beginning of the current year (Iranian calendar starting on March 21st), he added, more than three tons of drugs have been discovered and confiscated in the province.

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