6 Iranians arrested for drug smuggling into Iraq

Six Iranians have been arrested this week for attempting to smuggle drugs into Iraq through al-Shib border crossing, the Iraqi police in Maysan province in eastern Iraq said Friday (October 18th).

"The six Iranians entered Iraq with the waves of religious visitors," Col. Hussein Wadi al-Rubai of Maysan police told Diyaruna.

"Drugs, including crystal meth, hashish, antidote, and hallucination pills were seized in their possession," he said.

"The defendants were taken into custody according to Iraqi law and were charged of trafficking drugs in view of the quantities that were found in their possession," he added.

"They were referred by the Southern Region Customs to Maysan police command’s anti-drugs department pending their referral to court according to article 14 of the Iraqi Penal Code," he said.

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