Azerbaijan : Iran has detained a Pakistani fishing vessel and confiscated 2.44 tons of opium found on the vessel.
The Deputy Head of Iranian Border Patrol, Habibollah Mardanpour, said the drugs were professionally hidden inside the vessel, which was captured in Iran”s Hormozgan Province, reports The Nation.
The Iranian Border Patrol arrested eight people on the vessel, out of which seven people turned out to be Pakistanis, while one other was Iranian, Mardanpour said.
It was revealed later that the vessel belonged to a Pakistani drug lord named Mohammad.
The vessel took off from Gwadar Port and was supposed to ship the drugs off to speedboats in Iranian territory. Those boats would later take opium to Iranian Minab and Bander-Abbas cities, as well as other countries in the Persian Gulf region.
In order to cover up the origins of the vessel, it had fake documents from the Iranian city of Chabahar.