In Iran, Islamic judge, Ayatollah Sadeq Khalkhali is vigorously pursuing his campaign against drug trafficking.
GV PAN INTERIOR Sacks of heroin stacked in hall in Teheran, Iran.
CU Vats overflowing with can???abis resin. (2 SHOTS)
CU Bundles of hashish thrown in piles. (3 SHOTS)
CU & SV People examining drugs. (4 SHOTS)
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Background: In Iran, Islamic judge, Ayatollah Sadeq Khalkhali is vigorously pursuing his campaign against drug trafficking. Reporters were invited on Wednesday (3 September) to inspect the latest haul amounting to four tonnes of narcotics.
SYNOPSIS: The revolutionary islamic judge who was appointed head of the anti-narcotics campaign by President Bani-Sadr put on display 200 barrels of contraband narcotics. In July, ten tonnes confiscated in the first round-up had been put on view.
The anti-vice squads in Iran have continued their purges and the clean-up has extended to Iranian Embassies around the world. Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini has been cracking down on what he called the lavish living in the diplomatic missions.
In the narcotics purge alone, nearly 200 people have been executed for drug dealing. Iran has an officially-estimated eight hundred thousand addicts.
The kinds of drugs in this batch range from cannabis to opium, heroin and cocaine.
The drugs will be disposed of in various ways. The heroin will be brunt ant the opium is expected to be turned over to the Health Ministry for the treatment of addicts.