azerbaijan - Iranian guards have detained a Pakistani fishing vessel and confiscated 2.44 tons of opium found on the vessel, ISNA quoted Deputy Head of Iranian Border Patrol Habibollah Mardanpour as saying on Saturday. Mardanpour noted that the drugs were professionally hidden inside the vessel. Iranian Border Patrol also arrested eight people on the vessel.
The vessel was captured in Hormozgan province of Iran, and as it was revealed later, it belonged to a Pakistani drug lord named ‘Mohammad’.
The vessel took off from Gwadar Port and was supposed to ship the drugs off to the speed boats on Iranian territory, and the boats would later take opium to Iranian Minab and Bender-Abbas cities, as well as other countries of Persian Gulf.
In order to cover up the origins of the vessel, it had fake documents from Iranian Chabahar city. Chabahar is a city in Chah Bahar County, Sistan and Baluchistan Province, Iran.