Wed, 04 Oct 2023

TEHRAN, May 30 (Xinhua) -- The Iranian police seized 82 illicit firearms and 200 rocket propelled grenades in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan over the past 48 hours, the semi-official Tasnim News Agency reported Tuesday.

The weapons and ammunition were seized in a set of anti-crime operations codenamed Ra'ad-2, Doostali Jalilian, the provincial police chief, told reporters in the province on Tuesday.

During the operations, 16 criminal gangs were busted and 750 criminals arrested, including "armed thieves, thugs and disruptors of public order and security," he said.

The police also seized over a tonne of narcotics and arrested 60 drug traffickers, Jalilian added.

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