Iran seizes 3 tons of illegal drugs

The Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) of Iran reported Thursday that anti-drug police squads had seized over three tons of illegal drugs across Iran. The haul last week included 2,857 kilograms of opium, 318 kg. of hashish, 35 kg. of heroin and 5 kg. of morphine. The official government news Web site of Iran acknowledged a pervasive drug problem in its country.