An Iranian police officer stands behind drugs seized from smugglers at a border post in Taibad on the border with Afghanistan. Photo: AP

Iran steps up efforts to block import and transit of Afghani opium

Iranian authorities increase efforts to control transport of narcotics including opium and hashish into Iran from neighbouring Afghanistan as record harvest looms

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An Iranian police officer stands behind drugs seized from smugglers at a border post in Taibad on the border with Afghanistan. Photo: AP
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