Police Disband 101 Drugs Rings in Central Iran
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Islamic Republic Law Enforcement Police have disbanded 101 rings involved in drug-trafficking activities in the country's central province of Isfahan during the last 9 months, a provincial police official announced on Sunday.
"During the nine months of this (Iranian) year (started on March 21), a number of 8,212 drug-traffickers and drug dealers have been arrested throughout the province and handed over to judicial authorities," Commander of Isfahan's police forces Seyed Hamid Sadr ul-Sadat said.
He also pointed out that a total 20,312 kg of different types of narcotics have been seized in the province during the same period.
Iran lies on a transit corridor between opium producing Afghanistan and drug dealers in Europe.
The Islamic Republic has emerged as the leading country fighting drug trafficking after making 85 percent of the world's total opium seizures.
Since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Iran has lost more than 3,300 of its security forces in its war against drug smuggling.
Monday 11 Jan 2010 /