narcotics

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  • Over 3,400 drug smugglers arrested 2022-08-15 19:00

    Over 3,400 drug smugglers arrested

    TEHRAN – More than 3,400 smugglers of narcotics were arrested through a plan called Zafar, literally meaning victory, Tehran police chief Hossein Rahimi announced on Monday.

  • UNODC ready to provide practical assistance to Iran 2022-06-27 18:21

    UNODC ready to provide practical assistance to Iran

    TEHRAN – The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime attaches special importance to the regional and global role of Iran in the fight against narcotics and, as a leading United Nations agency, wishes to provide practical assistance to the Government of the Islamic Republic, Alexander Fedulov, UNODC Iran Country Representative, said.

  • Over 100 tons of drugs confiscated in 2 months 2022-05-15 19:00

    Over 100 tons of drugs confiscated in 2 months

    TEHRAN – A total of 100 tons of narcotics have been seized countrywide since the beginning of the current [Iranian calendar] year (March 21), Majid Karimi, the chief of the Iranian anti-narcotics police, has announced.

  • Iran, India to boost fight against narcotics 2022-05-10 18:02

    Iran, India to boost fight against narcotics

    TEHRAN – Majid Karimi, the chief of the Iranian anti-narcotics police, and Satya Narayan Pradhan, the director-general of the Indian Narcotics Control Bureau, discussed further counter-narcotics cooperation.

  • Over 5.8 tons of narcotics discovered in a month 2022-04-23 16:58

    Over 5.8 tons of narcotics discovered in a month

    TEHRAN – A total of 5,870 kilograms of various drugs were seized at the country’s borders over the past [Iranian calendar] month of Farvardin (March 21-April 20), Border Police Chief Ahmad-Ali Goudarzi, said on Saturday.

  • Over 1,900 tons of drugs seized in 2 years 2022-04-05 18:21

    Over 1,900 tons of drugs seized in 2 years

    TEHRAN – Iranian anti-narcotics police discovered 1,900 tons of drugs over the past 2 years, Majid Karimi, Iran’s anti-narcotics police chief, has said.

  • Iran calls for an effective UN-led approach to counter narcotics 2022-03-15 17:35

    Iran calls for an effective UN-led approach to counter narcotics

    TEHRAN – Eskandar Momeni, the director of anti-narcotics police headquarters, has called on the United Nations to present a comprehensive and effective action plan to curb opium cultivation and production and to address the destructive problem of narcotics.

  • Iran, Armenia explore ways to strengthen security co-op 2022-02-22 17:07

    Iran, Armenia explore ways to strengthen security co-op

    TEHRAN – Iranian deputy police chief Qasem Rezaei and his Armenian counterpart Aram Hovhannisyan on Tuesday discussed strengthening police interactions to guarantee the security of the two countries.

  • Over a ton of narcotics seized in southeastern border 2022-02-05 17:09

    Over a ton of narcotics seized in southeastern border

    TEHRAN – The anti-narcotics police have seized over a ton of drugs in the southeastern Sistan-Baluchestan, commander of border guards Ahmad Ali Goudarzi said.

  • Iran holds world’s record for drug seizure 2021-12-19 16:36

    Iran holds world’s record for drug seizure

    TEHRAN – Iran holds the record for narcotics confiscation in the world, Eskandar Momeni, the director of headquarters for the fight against narcotics, said.

  • ‘Afghan rulers must be held accountable for drug trafficking’ 2021-10-12 17:57

    ‘Afghan rulers must be held accountable for drug trafficking’

    TEHRAN – Given the withdrawal of Europeans from Afghanistan, the rulers must be held accountable for smuggling and transit of narcotics under border agreements, Qassem Rezaei, deputy commander of the Police Force, has said.

  • 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.

  • مواد 2021-06-28 17:04

    Netherlands praises Iran’s efforts to combat narcotics

    TEHRAN – The Netherlands has lauded Iran for its activities to deal with the trafficking of narcotics, expressing readiness to share knowledge and expertise with Iran in this regard.

  • 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 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.