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Iran seizes 2.3 tonnes drugs at Saravan border with Pakistan

Iran seizes 2.3 tonnes drugs at Saravan border with Pakistan

TEHRAN: The Iranian Border guard force has seized 2.3 tonnes drugs at Saravan border with Pakistan, Sistan-Balochistan on the tip-off, said by Commander of province Border guard Rahambakhsh Habibi.

Iran lies on the crossroads of major drugs trafficking routes originating mainly from Afghanistan.

More than 3,600 members of Iran’s armed forces have been killed in cross-border clashes with drug traffickers during 20 years of instability in neighboring Afghanistan.

According to official estimates, Iran’s anti-drug campaign costs the country about $800 million annually.