Three Guns-Trafficking Gangs Arrested in Western Iran
TEHRAN (FNA)- Three guns-trafficking bands have been captured during the past 15 days in Kermanshah province, provincial Police Chief Brigadier General Yahya Elahi said.
“Three gangs that trafficked guns and ammunition have been arrested in the Western province of Kermanshah,” Elahi said, adding that 165 firearms and hunting rifles, 700 bullets, 154 magazines, and three wirelesses were seized from the smugglers.
He went on to say that eight people were arrested in the operations in Salas-e Babajani and Paveh counties.
“The discovered guns included colts and Kalashnikovs, as well,” Elahi said.
In a similar development on Saturday, Deputy Commander of Iran's Law Enforcement Police Forces Brigadier General Qassem Rezayee said that the Iranian security forces have captured and disbanded a ring who smuggled US-made weapons to Iran via Turkey and traded the cargoes through internet websites and social media.
“Thanks to the continued fight against arms and ammunition smuggling in real and virtual atmosphere, the police was informed of the moves of a weapons buying and selling gang in cyberspace by carrying out technical and intelligence measures,” General Rezayee said on Saturday.
He added that the gang was identified with timely and vigilant acts of the police within 48 hours and all its members were arrested in less than two weeks, he added.
General Rezayee noted that all the discovered arms have been made in the US and trafficked through Turkey, and added, “So we ask Turkey to take practical measures in this regard and prevent smuggling of anti-human and anti-security cargos to our country."