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Over 655 Tons of Narcotics Seized by Police in Iran in 11 Months

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TEHRAN (FNA)- The drug combat squads of Iran's Law Enforcement troops have seized more than 650,000 kilograms of illicit drugs across the country in the first eleven months of the current Iranian year (March 20, 2016-February 19, 2017), Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli announced on Tuesday.


"The Iranian police have seized over 655 tons of narcotics since the beginning of the current year (March 20, 2016-February 19, 2017)," Rahmani Fazli said on Tuesday.

The Iranian interior minister noted that opium accounted for over 60 percent of the seized illicit drugs.

Pakistan and Afghanistan are two origins of producing and trafficking various types of narcotic in the region.

The anti-drug squads of the Iranian Law Enforcement Police have intensified their countrywide campaign against drug-trafficking through staging long-term systematic operations since 2010.

The Iranian anti-narcotic police have always staged periodic, but short-term, operations against drug traffickers and dealers, but the latest reports - which among others indicate an improved and systematic dissemination of information - reveal that the world's most forefront and dedicated anti-narcotic force (as UN drug-campaign assessments put it) has embarked on a long-term countrywide plan to crack down on the drug trade since five years ago.

The Iranian police officials maintain that drug production in Afghanistan has undergone a 40-fold increase since the US-led invasion of the country in 2001.

While Afghanistan produced only 185 tons of opium per year under the Taliban, according to the UN statistics, since the US-led invasion, drug production has surged to 3,400 tons annually. In 2007, the opium trade reached an estimated all-time production high of 8,200 tons.

Afghan and western officials blame Washington and NATO for the change, saying that allies have "overlooked" the drug problem since invading the country more than 14 years ago.

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