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Iranian Police Disband Over 2,000 Drug Rings in 11 Months

21 February 2015 11:19

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Commander of the anti-narcotics squad of Iran’s Law Enforcement Police General Ali Moayyedi announced on Saturday that more than 2,000 drug gangs have been disbanded in the country in the first eleven months of the current Iranian year (March 21, 2014-February 22, 2015).

“We have dismantled over 2,000 drug rings in Iran in the past 11 months,” General Moayyedi told reporters today.

He noted that the Iranian police also seized over 445 tons of various kinds of narcotics in the said period.

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.

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