Iran ranks first worldwide in narcotics seizure

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  • Iran, China explore ways to expand anti-narcotics co-op Yesterday 19:13

    Iran, China explore ways to expand anti-narcotics co-op

    TEHRAN – Iranian deputy anti-narcotics police chief Naghi Mahmoudi in a meeting with the Chinese anti-narcotics officer in Iran discussed enhanced cooperation on fight against drug trafficking.

  • Iran’s fight against drugs continues despite sanctions, pandemic 2021-04-13 17:56

    Iran’s fight against drugs continues despite sanctions, pandemic

    TEHRAN – Iran has carried on a battle against narcotics in spite of being highly affected by cruel sanctions and COVID-19 pandemic, Eskandar Momeni, the director of headquarters for the fight against narcotics, said.

  • Iran committed to intl. counter-narcotics goals 2021-03-08 18:56

    Iran committed to intl. counter-narcotics goals

    TEHRAN – Despite the difficult conditions caused by the global pandemic, Iran managed to discover 1,200 tons of narcotics in 2020, an increase of 41 percent compared to 2019, showing Iran’s adherence to international obligations, Eskandar Momeni, the director of headquarters for the fight against narcotics, said.

  • $2.8b of drug traffickers’ assets confiscated 2021-02-20 17:21

    $2.8b of drug traffickers’ assets confiscated

    TEHRAN – Iranian police have seized illegally acquired assets of drug traffickers worth 120 trillion rials (nearly $2.8 billion at the official rate of 42,000 rials) over the past 10 months, IRNA reported on Saturday.

  • Over 2 tons of narcotics discovered in Sistan-Baluchestan 2021-01-26 17:51

    Over 2 tons of narcotics discovered in Sistan-Baluchestan

    TEHRAN – Anti-narcotics police seized 2.1 tons of drugs in an armed conflict with smugglers in Sistan-Baluchestan province sharing borders with Pakistan, Ahmad Taheri, the provincial police chief said.

  • Over 877 tons of narcotics seized in 10 months 2021-01-23 17:48

    Over 877 tons of narcotics seized in 10 months

    TEHRAN – Over 877 tons of narcotics were confiscated from smugglers countrywide during the first 10 months of the current [Iranian calendar] year (Mach 21, 2020), which shows a 26 percent increase compared to the same period last year, anti-narcotics police chief Majid Karimi has announced.

  • Pakistan pledges to strengthen anti-narcotics co-op with Iran 2021-01-05 17:39

    Pakistan pledges to strengthen anti-narcotics co-op with Iran

    TEHRAN – Ijaz Ahmed Shah, Pakistan’s Minister for Narcotics Control, has pledged to further strengthen cooperation with Iran to combat drug trafficking.

  • China lauds Iran’s efforts to combat narcotics 2020-12-09 23:57

    China lauds Iran’s efforts to combat narcotics

    TEHRAN - Liang Yun, the head of the Chinese Narcotics Control Bureau, has praised Iran’s efforts in fighting against narcotics and drug trafficking.

  • Iran, Afghanistan underscore need to boost anti-narcotics fight 2020-10-21 17:28

    Iran, Afghanistan underscore need to boost anti-narcotics fight

    TEHRAN – The Iranian commander of border guards Ahmad Ali Goudarzi, and the Afghan deputy minister of interior for counter-narcotics Mohammad Hashim Aurtaq, emphasized the need for enhanced cooperation to fight against drug trafficking.

  • “Park of Life” created to vanish drug peddlers 2020-10-19 18:02

    “Park of Life” created to vanish drug peddlers

    TEHRAN – A newly-created park was inaugurated on Monday in a neighborhood of Tehran which had long been notorious for being a place for thugs and drug peddlers in a bid to combat narcotics and boost security.

  • Drug trafficking gangs disbanded in southeastern Iran 2020-09-19 17:28

    Drug trafficking gangs disbanded in southeastern Iran

    TEHRAN – Two large drug trafficking gangs were disbanded in the southeastern part of the country, and some 3.5 tons of various narcotics were seized.

  • drug 2020-09-18 18:44

    Police seized over 3.7 tons of narcotics in Sistan-Balouchestan

    TEHRAN – Anti-narcotics police forces have dismantled a drug-trafficking gang and confiscated nearly 3.7 tons of narcotics in Sistan-Balouchestan province, the provincial police chief has said.

  • UN 2020-09-16 19:10

    UN ready to boost support for Iran in fight against drug trafficking

    TEHRAN – Ghada Wali, director-general of the United Nations Office in Vienna and executive director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has said that the international body is ready to boost support for Iran in the fight against drug trafficking.

  • Some 500 tons of narcotics seized in 5 months 2020-09-09 19:16

    Some 500 tons of narcotics seized in 5 months

    TEHRAN – More than 495,000 kilograms of different drugs have been discovered in Iran since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21), the anti-narcotics police chief said, announcing a 36 percent increase in the drug seizure.

  • Global anti-narcotics fight not to succeed without Iran 2020-09-06 16:29

    Global anti-narcotics fight not to succeed without Iran

    TEHRAN – Iran is the main partner in the fight against narcotics, and if excluded, the global attempt will not be successful, Amir Abbas Lotfi, spokesman for the anti-narcotics headquarters said. Stating that the anti-narcotics field is one of the main humanitarian and non-profit international activities, he stressed that no challenge or obstacle will undermine the determination of Iran to fight against drug trafficking.

  • NATO, U.S. planes trafficking Afghan narcotics, Iran says 2020-08-24 17:13

    NATO, U.S. planes trafficking Afghan narcotics, Iran says

    TEHRAN – Brigadier General Eskandar Momeni, Secretary-General of the Islamic Republic of Iran Drug Control Headquarters, has said that according to credible information, NATO and U.S. aircraft are trafficking narcotics from Afghanistan.

  • West unable to help Iran fight drug trafficking on pretext of sanctions 2020-08-17 18:45

    West unable to help Iran fight drug trafficking on pretext of sanctions

    TEHRAN – Western countries have fulfilled only 30 percent of their international anti-narcotics commitments under the pretext of unilateral sanctions against Iran, but these barriers will not undermine Iran’s efforts in this regard, Iran Drug Control Headquarters spokesman has said.

  • Over 388 tons of narcotics seized in 4 months 2020-08-01 19:30

    Over 388 tons of narcotics seized in 4 months

    TEHRAN – The Iranian police have confiscated nearly 388 tons of narcotics during the first four months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-July 21).

  • Iran ranks first worldwide in narcotics seizure 2020-07-18 18:21

    Iran ranks first worldwide in narcotics seizure

    TEHRAN – Iran seized some 1,000 tons of narcotics in the previous Iranian calendar year (ended March 20), putting the country in the first place in the world, said Eskandar Momeni, the director of headquarters for the fight against narcotics.