drug smuggling

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  • $448m of smuggled goods seized within 9 months 2022-01-02 17:13

    $448m of smuggled goods seized within 9 months

    TEHRAN – Smuggled goods worth 123 trillion rials (nearly $448 million) have been confiscated across the country over the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21, 2021), Jalal Amini, a police official, said on Sunday.

  • $309m of smuggled goods discovered nationwide 2021-11-02 17:38

    $309m of smuggled goods discovered nationwide

    TEHRAN – Smuggled goods worth 1.3 trillion rials (nearly $309 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) have been seized across the country over the past month, Mohammad Reza Moghimi, the police chief, said on Sunday.

  • اسکندر مومنی 2021-10-19 18:08

    ‘Azerbaijan should respect Iran’s drug control efforts’

    TEHRAN – The Iranian director of headquarters for the fight against narcotics, Eskandar Momeni, has urged Azerbaijani officials to respect the public opinion and its people and to see the position of Iran in the fight against narcotics trafficking.

  • Smuggled goods worth $47.5m discovered in a week 2021-09-19 16:54

    Smuggled goods worth $47.5m discovered in a week

    TEHRAN – Smuggled goods worth 2 trillion rials (nearly $47.5 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) have been seized across the country over the past week, through the ninth phase of a nationwide plan to fight against smuggling.

  • 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.

  • Smuggled goods worth $70m confiscated 2021-05-10 16:22

    Smuggled goods worth $70m confiscated

    TEHRAN – Some 2.9 trillion rials (nearly $70 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) worth of smuggled goods have been seized across the country.

  • 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.

  • زندان 2021-03-26 11:30

    Prisons create 35,000 job opportunities

    TEHRAN – Some 35,000 job opportunities have been created by 950 workshops in prisons across the country.

  • $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.

  • $3m of smuggled goods, currency discovered 2021-01-18 18:33

    $3m of smuggled goods, currency discovered

    TEHRAN – Smuggled goods and currency worth 130 billion rials (nearly $3 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) have been discovered in the country over the past week, Sohrab Bahrami, the deputy police chief has announced.

  • Drug, livestock smuggling depots discovered 2020-11-20 19:15

    Drug, livestock smuggling depots discovered

    TEHRAN – Police forces have seized large quantities of smuggled narcotics and livestock in the southern provinces of Hormozgan and Sistan-Baluchestan.

  • Smugglers of fuel, livestock fined $570m 2020-11-16 18:44

    Smugglers of fuel, livestock fined $570m

    TEHRAN – Smugglers of fuel and livestock have been fined 24 trillion rials (about $570 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) since the beginning of the current [Iranian calendar] year (March 21).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Gharibabadi 2020-06-27 18:29

    Iran has a balanced approach to fighting narcotics, says envoy

    TEHRAN — Kazem Gharibabadi, Iran’s ambassador to the Vienna-based international organizations, says Iran has a balanced approach in fighting narcotics, which prioritizes preventive measures.

  • National anti-smuggling plan implemented 2020-06-15 17:16

    National anti-smuggling plan implemented

    TEHRAN – The first phase of the national anti-smuggling plan has been implemented with the priority of customs, tobacco, and transit goods.

  • narcotics 2020-04-20 19:43

    Police forces confiscate 116 kg of narcotics in Yazd

    TEHRAN — Police forces Yazd Province have confiscated 116 kilograms of narcotics, says a provincial police commander, according to Mehr.

  • drugs 2020-03-15 19:39

    Over 1.2 tons of drugs seized in Sistan-Balouchestan

    TEHRAN — Iran’s border police have seized 257 kilograms of narcotics from a depot at a border village in Sistan-Balouchestan, a province located in Iran’s southeast.

  • Vaezi 2019-09-14 19:59

    Europe must shore up assistance to Iran’s fight on drugs: presidential chief of staff

    TEHRAN – The Iranian president’s chief of staff has called on Europeans to increase assistance to Iran in fighting drugs to prevent traffic of drugs to their countries, noting in particular that U.S. sanctions have left impacts on Tehran’s budget to fight against narcotics.

  • gharibabadi 2019-08-24 20:51

    Iran says sanctions threaten fight on transnational crimes

    TEHRAN – The United States’ unilateral and illegal sanctions on Iran have posed major threats to fighting transnational organized crimes such as drug trafficking, according to Iran's ambassador and permanent representative to the Vienna-based international organizations.

  • Biggest drug smuggling band dismantled in southern Iran 2019-08-20 19:43

    Biggest drug smuggling band dismantled in southern Iran

    TEHRAN – The Intelligence Ministry has announced that its forces have dismantled the largest drug smuggling band in the southern province of Hormozgan.

  • General: 76% of opium produced in the world is discovered in Iran 2019-08-17 18:52

    General: 76% of opium produced in the world is discovered in Iran

    TEHRAN – Head of the counter-narcotics center said on Saturday that the United Nations has announced that 76 percent of the opium and also 67 percent of morphine produced in the world are discovered in Iran.

  • 364 tons of narcotics seized in Iran in 7 months 2019-07-15 20:41

    364 tons of narcotics seized in Iran in 7 months

    TEHRAN – Massoud Zahedian, head of the anti-narcotic police, has highlighted Iran’s achievements in fighting narcotics, saying Iran has seized 364 tons of illicit drugs over the past seven months.

  • 123kg of illicit drugs seized in Zanjan province 2019-07-02 20:25

    123kg of illicit drugs seized in Zanjan province

    TEHRAN – The police forces of Zanjan Province have seized 123kg of illicit drugs, provincial police chief Rahim Jahanbakhsh said on Tuesday. 

  • ظریف 2019-06-24 20:56

    U.S. sanctions disrupting anti-drugs fight: Zarif

    TEHRAN – Iran’s foreign minister has criticized the U.S. sanctions for hindering Iran’s effort and cooperation with other countries in the fight against drug trafficking, saying Washington and a number of Western countries are responsible for the consequences of such interruption.