2021-August-3 02:21
2021-July-15  15:01

Drug Traffickers Martyr 3 Police Officers in Southeastern Iran

TEHRAN (FNA)- Drug traffickers in Kahnouj region of Kerman province in Southeastern Iran martyred 3 Iranian police forces, while losing a notorious drug ringleader in clashes.

Commander of the Law Enforcement Police force in Kerman province Brigadier General Abdolreza Nazeri said on Wednesday afternoon that a notorious drug lord who was known to everyone in the East and Southeast Iran was killed in Kahnouj in Kerman province after getting engaged in an armed fight with law enforcement forces.

The commander said after the operation as many as three AK-47 rifles and a large volume of ammunition and a big shipment of narcotics were confiscated.

He added that three law enforcement forces were martyred in the operation by the drug traffickers.

According to the general, more than 65 tons of narcotics have been discovered and seized by Kerman police since the beginning of the current Iranian year (beginning on March 21, 2021), and 10 armed drug traffickers have been killed.

Iran has made a lot of sacrifices in the fight against illegal drugs so far. It loses dozens of its armed forces in the fight against drug traffickers each year.

The Iranian anti-narcotics police have always staged periodic 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 several years ago.

Iran is in the forefront of the fight against drug trafficking and thousands of Iranian police forces have been so far martyred to protect the world from the danger of drugs.

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.

Afghan and western officials blame Washington and NATO for the change, saying that allies have "overlooked" the drug problem since invading the country 20 years ago.