The terrorist cell which had smuggled the cargo of semi-heavy weapons from outside the country was annihilated and the cargo was seized.
The cargo included 2 semi-heavy anti-aircraft weapons and two spare parts for them, 7,400 anti-aircraft rounds, 23 73-mm rockets and three off-road motorcycles.
In a relevant development in July, Commander of Iran’s Border Guards Brigadier General Qassem Rezayee announced that his forces in Northwestern Iran had discovered and seized a large number of arms and ammunition being smuggled into the country using livestock.
“30 horses and mules, carrying a cargo of weapons, ammunition and explosive devices, were discovered in the Northwestern parts of the country by the border guards,” General Rezayee said, addressing a ceremony in the Southern city of Bushehr.
Noting that the Iranian border guards are always ready to stand against enemy threats, he said, “They don’t allow the aggressors and enemies to cross the borders of the Islamic Republic.”