Report: Iran forces killed 8 smugglers in shootout
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s media says its forces have killed eight drug smugglers in a shootout and confiscated some two tons of narcotics.
A Tuesday report by state TV says the clash happened after officers identified a convoy of armed bandits and drug traffickers in southeastern Iran.
Iran lies on a major trafficking route from Afghanistan to Europe and Persian Gulf states. Large drug seizures are common.