Commander: 33 Tons of Narcotics Discovered by Police Dogs

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Wed, 04/27/2011 - 14:40

Commander: 33 Tons of Narcotics Discovered by Police Dogs

TEHRAN, April 27 (FNA)- Iranian anti-narcotics police forces have discovered large amounts of narcotics using drug detecting dogs (sniff dogs), a senior Iranian police commander said.
Commander of the anti-narcotics squad of Iran's Law Enforcement Police General Hamid Reza Hossein-Abadi said that police dogs have helped Iran's anti-drug squads find and seize over 33 tons of illicit drugs each year.

He noted that Iran has one of the most effective and strong unit of police sniffing dogs,

Hossein-Abadi further announced that police dogs alone have discovered 3.2 tons of narcotics during the last Iranian month (March 21-April 20).

Iran leads international efforts in fighting drug networks and narcotic traffickers. According to the statistical figures released by the UN, Iran ranks first among the world countries in preventing entry of drugs and decreasing demand for narcotics.

The United Nations credits Iran with the seizure of 80 percent of the opium netted around the world.

Iran lies on a major drug route between Afghanistan and Europe, as well as the Persian Gulf states. Since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, the Iranian police have lost more than 3700 of their personnel in the country's combat against narcotics.