1253 GMT May 07, 2021
Forces of the Mirjaveh Border Regiment gathered intelligence about the intention of a major drug gang to smuggle a heavy cargo by car to the city, Brigadier General Mohammad Mollashahi said.
The border guards immediately identified members of the drug trafficking ring and ambushed them, he added, according to Tasnim News Agency.
During the operation, the border guards arrested two smugglers and seized two vehicles, 500kg of opium, and a large amount of ammunition, the commander went on to say.
Police and security forces have been quite successful in ensuring security in the province despite its long borders with Pakistan and Afghanistan, harsh weather and vast desert areas.
Iran, which shares a 900-kilometer common border with Afghanistan, has been used as the main conduit for smuggling Afghan drugs to narcotics kingpins in Europe.