anti-narcotics

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  • Iran’s anti-narcotics measures ‘commendable’: German official 2021-09-22 17:31

    Iran’s anti-narcotics measures ‘commendable’: German official

    TEHRAN – The actions of Iran in the fight against drug trafficking and transit are commendable, Christian Hoppe, a criminal investigator at Germany’s Federal Criminal Police, has stated.

  • Iran to block borders in coming years to fight narcotics 2021-09-15 18:12

    Iran to block borders in coming years to fight narcotics

    TEHRAN – Iran has planned to block the borders in the coming years to prevent drug smuggling, IRNA reported on Wednesday.

  • ‘Surge in Afghan narcotics production a result of U.S. crimes in region’ 2021-08-31 17:25

    ‘Surge in Afghan narcotics production a result of U.S. crimes in region’

    TEHRAN – The United States, along with other major crimes committed in Afghanistan, has caused just as much damage in the field of narcotics, as the production of drugs has reached 9,500 tons in recent years, Eskandar Momeni, the director of headquarters for the fight against narcotics, said on Tuesday.

  • Over a ton of narcotics discovered in eastern provinces 2021-08-14 18:11

    Over a ton of narcotics discovered in eastern provinces

    TEHRAN – The anti-narcotics police have seized over a ton of drugs in the southeastern Sistan-Baluchestan and the northeastern Khorasan Razavi provinces, IRNA reported on Saturday.

  • Over 1,200 tons of narcotics seized in calendar year 2021-06-26 20:00

    Over 1,200 tons of narcotics seized in calendar year

    TEHRAN – Iranian anti-narcotics police discovered 1,200 tons of various drugs during the past [Iranian calendar] year (March 2020-March 2021), which is two-folded compared to the recent years, Eskandar Momeni, the director of headquarters for the fight against narcotics, said.

  • IRGC smashes large gang smuggling drugs to Europe 2021-05-16 19:28

    IRGC smashes large gang smuggling drugs to Europe

    TEHRAN – The Intelligence Organization of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has smashed a large gang that was smuggling narcotics to Europe, IRIB reported on Sunday.

  • Over 43 tons of narcotics seized in two weeks 2021-05-14 15:50

    Over 43 tons of narcotics seized in two weeks

    TEHRAN – More than 43 tons of narcotics have been confiscated from smugglers across the country over the past two weeks, Naser Aslani, an official with the anti-narcotics police, has said.

  • Iran, Russia discuss fight against drug trafficking 2021-05-14 15:49

    Iran, Russia discuss fight against drug trafficking

    TEHRAN – The Iranian anti-narcotics police chief Majid Karimi, and the representative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in Iran, Alexey Vladimirovich Kozhukhov, discussed ways of cooperation to fight against drug trafficking.

  • Police discover 1.1 tons of narcotics in Sistan-Baluchestan 2021-05-08 17:42

    Police discover 1.1 tons of narcotics in Sistan-Baluchestan

    TEHRAN – The Iranian police have disbanded two large smuggling gangs in the eastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan, discovering around 1.1 tons of narcotics, IRNA reported on Saturday.

  • Iran, China explore ways to expand anti-narcotics co-op 2021-04-14 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, Kuwait to strengthen anti-narcotics co-op 2021-04-11 17:03

    Iran, Kuwait to strengthen anti-narcotics co-op

    TEHRAN – The Iranian anti-narcotics police chief Majid Karimi, and his Kuwaiti counterpart Mohammad Qabazard emphasized the need for enhanced cooperation to fight against drug trafficking.

  • Iran frees 612 Afghan convicts in ‘humanitarian move’ 2021-03-15 19:06

    Iran frees 612 Afghan convicts in ‘humanitarian move’

    TEHRAN – Iran has released 612 Afghan convicts in a humanitarian move over the past couple of days, Mahmoud Abbasi, deputy minister of justice for human rights, has 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.

  • مواد مخدر هرمزگان 2021-02-01 14:26

    Over 778 tons of narcotics seized by Iran in 10 months

    TEHRAN - More than 778 tons of narcotics were seized by Iran in the first 10 months of 2020, Kazem Gharibabadi, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Vienna, has said.

  • 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.

  • Iranian police disband drug gang near Pakistan border 2021-01-19 19:01

    Iranian police disband drug gang near Pakistan border

    TEHRAN – Anti-narcotics police destroyed an armed opium trafficking gang and arrested five traffickers in the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan sharing borders with Pakistan, IRNA reported on Tuesday.

  • 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.

  • Iran seizes over 46 tons of narcotics, psychoactive drugs in month 2020-12-16 21:05

    Iran seizes over 46 tons of narcotics, psychoactive drugs in month

    TEHRAN – Iran seized 46,633 kilograms of various narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances from October 22 to November 11, Kazem Gharibabadi, Iran's ambassador and permanent representative to the Vienna-based international organizations has said.

  • 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.

  • 70% of prisoners in Iran involved in drug crimes 2020-11-03 17:07

    70% of prisoners in Iran involved in drug crimes

    TEHRAN – About 70 percent of prisoners in Iran are directly and indirectly involved in drug-related crimes, Eskandar Momeni, the director of headquarters for the fight against narcotics, has said.

  • 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 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.