Majid Shoja, Commander of the Khorasan Razavi Iranian Border Guards, reported the interception of 171 kilograms of methamphetamine in a recent anti-drug operation.
According to Shoja, the stash was hidden inside a lorry that was identified as it entered Iran from Afghanistan.
As per ISNA's Friday report quoting Shoja, the narcotics were ingeniously concealed in the lorry’s floor by "skilled smugglers."
Shoja further mentioned that both the lorry and the individual involved in drug trafficking, along with the confiscated drugs, have been handed over to the Iranian judicial authorities.
The increase in executions within the Islamic Republic of Iran’s prisons has sparked concerns amongst human rights groups. These organisations have identified that amongst those executed are political detainees and individuals accused of drug trafficking.
Additionally, there have been media reports about the execution of Afghan nationals in the Islamic Republic's prisons.