TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s Intelligence Ministry said three of its forces have been martyred in the line of duty in the southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan.

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According to a statement released on Wednesday, the three Intelligence Ministry forces were martyred in an operation against a ring involved in organized crimes in Sistan and Balouchestan Province.

The large province situated in southeast of Iran shares long borders with Pakistan, making it a conduit for drug and human trafficking.

Officials say Iran has seized approximately 11,000 tons of different types of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances in the past three decades.