Afghans and drugs picked up in bin Laden’s stomping ground

There is news from the western part of Usama bin Laden’s stomping grounds. The US Marines are to the east near Lashkar Gah in Helmand province.

Police Seize 236kg of Drugs in Eastern Iran

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian Law Enforcement Police seized over 236 kg of opium in daylong operations in the country’s eastern province of Southern Khorassan, a provincial police commander announced on Sunday.

Commander of Nahbandan police forces Gholam Hossein Parsa said that the police anti-drug squad was dispatched to a mission after receiving information about an illicit drug cargo in the province.

The commander noted that Nahbandan police discovered 146.1 kg of opium from a van during a patrolling operation, and also seized 62.4 kg of opium from a truck which was bound for Kerman in central Iran.

Meantime, the police forces seized another 28.2 kg of opium at a checkpoint near Nahbandan.

Parsa also announced that his forces had arrested 48 Afghan nationals for illegal entry into Iran.

I presume that Afghans sneaking into Iran is not unusual these days. Why is it news for the Fars News Agency?

We continue to wait for the US Marines to sweep up Osama bin Laden in their Helmand operations or push him across the border into the Sistan and Baluchistan province of Iran.

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