Iran Smuggles Tons Of Drug To West To Thwart U.S. Sanctions

The Islamic Republic's IRGC smuggles hundreds of tons of drug to western countries to foil sanctions.

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The heroin's worth millions on the street. Credits: APTN

ICBPS- Iranian truck carrying 400 kilograms (approximately 882 pounds) of heroin from Iran, concealed in marble slabs — two Turkish citizens were charged with drug trafficking.
The drugs arrived at the Black Sea port of Varna (Bulgaria) in four containers before being taken to the warehouse in the southern city of Sliven, said Valentina Madzharova, the head of the Specialised Prosecutor’s Office, a senior prosecutor was quoted by Reuters on Monday.
“We are talking about a trafficking channel for heroin of Iranian origin that was meant for further distribution to Western Europe,” she told reporters.
Each slab contained 3 kg to 4 kg (6.6 lb to 8.8 lb) of high-quality heroin secreted in cavities in the marble, for a total volume that could reach 500 kg (1,102 lb) or more by the time work on the haul was complete, she added.
The value of the contraband is estimated at 25 million levs ($16 million).
Two Turkish citizens have been detained and charged with large-scale drug trafficking, after a four-month investigation in which Bulgarian police and customs co-operated with European and U.S. authorities, Madzharova said.

“In collaboration with police in nine other EU countries, Romanian authorities in Constanta intercepted a massive shipment of heroin from Iran that was headed for Western Europe.”

Romania’s organised crime prosecution body, DIICOT, on Thursday announced the capture at the Black Sea port of Constanta of a shipment of 1.4 tons of heroin, which officials called the second-largest haul of the drug in EU territory in recent years, according to Balkan Insight.

 

International Drug dealers work for the intelligence services from Iran to the world, especially the west.

 

On May 20, 2021, the Azerbaijani customs’ website announced it seized an Iranian truck carrying 244 kilograms (approximately 538 pounds) of heroin.
It is a common way to smuggle drugs, weapons, and other illegal goods by Iranian smugglers, including IRGC forces, under the guise of agricultural shipments, and other vital survival needs.
The shipment was seized by officials at Azerbaijan’s Astara customs after the trained dogs sniffed and detected the heroin.
The truck was stopped in Azerbaijan en route to Ukraine.

 

Tehran has set up a worldwide trafficking channel to thwart sanctions, which provides millions of cash for its malicious acts and terrorism.

 

In a similar story, another Iranian truck carrying 230 kilograms (approximately 507 pounds) of heroin also was seized at the Azerbaijani customs, according to Azerbaijani customs’ reports on April 13, 2021. The driver, who holds Azerbaijan nationality, took into custody, say the reports. The shipment was hidden inside the potato shipment.

On April 7, 2021, Indonesia has handed death sentences to a gang of more than a dozen drug traffickers, including an Iranian couple and a Pakistani man, for taking a part in smuggling about 400 kilograms (880 pounds) of methamphetamine, according to the news.

On September 2, 2020, Azerbaijani customs announced that it seized an Iranian truck carrying 305 kilograms (approximately 672 pounds) of heroin, which was detected in wrapped 598 pieces — worth 22 million euros —, hidden inside the agricultural plowing equipment.

On December 14, 2020, Turkish Police said it arrested 13 members of a criminal group, known as the Zindashti Cartel working in Turkey, on charges of collaboration with the intelligence organs of the Islamic Republic.

In 2019, during an anti-drug operation, the Turkish Gendarmerie General Command (Jandarma Genel Komutanlığı) seized 51 kilograms (approximately 112 pounds) of heroin in Van, eastern the country. The shipment was carried on the back of a horse, said reports.

About 200 Iranian citizens are currently being kept at Azerbaijani prisons, most of whom have been arrested on drug-related charges.
Last week, Iran’s ambassador to Azerbaijan Abbas Mousavi met 30 Iranian citizens, including 12 women, who are held at Baku prisons.
The Azerbaijani president Ilham Heydar Oglu Aliyev pardoned seven Iranians who were jailed in the country on the occasion of the Persian New Year “Nowruz”.

On March 18, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya reported that the Islamic Republic still continues its destructive activities in the region, smuggles weapons to Iraq and Syria under the guise of vegetable shipments.
While Assad-controlled areas in Syria are experiencing catastrophic living conditions and extreme poverty, trade is ongoing between the IRGC side (in Syria) and Tehran-affiliated militias in Iraq. The Islamic Republic, however, continues to strengthen its presence in Syria.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), trucks carrying vegetables, fruits, and other commercial goods go through
legal and illegal crossing borders between Syria and Iraq, especially west of the Euphrates.
Militants affiliated with the Iranian regime are often active in this business route to transport arms shipments to the militias-controlled areas under the guise of vegetable shipments. ICBPS

This is how a comprehensive program for countering the sanctions, including 12 detailed plans have been devised, works as the Head of Plan and Budget Organization Mohammad-Bagher Nobakht promised in 2018.

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