anti-narcotics taskforce

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  • Iran attends HONLEA Asia-Pacific meeting 2021-09-25 16:54

    Iran attends HONLEA Asia-Pacific meeting

    TEHRAN – The Iranian anti-narcotics police chief participated in the extraordinary session of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agencies, Asia and the Pacific (HONLEA) which was held through video conference at the UN Headquarters in Vienna on Thursday.

  • 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.

  • 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, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • narcotic 2020-02-23 18:32

    Police seize narcotic drugs in northeastern Iran

    TEHRAN – Anti-drug police forces have seized illicit drugs after disbanding a gang of drug traffickers in the northeastern city of Mashhad, local sources announced on Sunday.

  • drug 2019-12-18 19:02

    Chemicals for producing illicit drugs in Iran are made in Europe: Judiciary official

    TEHRAN - The deputy prosecutor-general announced on Wednesday that a hefty amount of seized chemicals that are used by the illicit drug producers in Iran have been produced in Europe.

  • $8m earmarked for addiction prevention nationwide 2019-01-20 22:56

    $8m earmarked for addiction prevention nationwide

    TEHRAN – While a total budget of 330 billion rials (nearly $8 million) has been allocated to prevent addiction, the country is still short of budget in this regard, deputy head of anti-narcotics taskforce has said.