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1/6/05

Anti-drug police nab 24 kilos of heroin in SW Iran

Andimeshk, Khuzestan prov, Jan 6, IRNA -- Anti-drug police discovered 24 kg of heroin in a special operation in the southwestern city of Andimeshk on Wednesday.

Andimeshk general prosecutor Behzad Sa'adatzadeh told IRNA Thursday that police raided a house owned by Ahmad A, finding the illicit drugs, a pistol and 154 bullets.

The smuggler and his two accomplices trafficked the drugs from Sistan and Baluchestan province, said the prosecutor, adding that the duo were arrested in Khorramshahr.

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

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

The country is credited with intercepting 80 percent of the opium and 90 percent of the morphine seized worldwide.

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