Iran Reportedly Arrests Two Swedes For ‘Drug Trafficking’

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Stock photo,Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), with a drugs haul Pic: Twitter

Two Swedish nationals have reportedly been arrested in Iran in a sweep initiated by the hard-line Iranian government.

THERE is no information on the names of the two arrested, or the amount of drugs seized, other than a statement from the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), that a huge amount of dangerous synthetic narcotics had been found in a crackdown on an ‘international drugs trafficking network.’

Iran lies on a major trafficking route for drugs being smuggled into Europe from Afghanistan.

In 2018, Iran massively raised the amount of drugs in possession that triggers the death penalty from a mere 30 grams of heroin, morphine, and cocaine, and 5kg of cannabis and opium, to more than 50kg of opium, 2kg of heroin, and 3kg of crystal meth.

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The Swedish nationals, if found guilty, would face the death penalty.

Tehran has been accused of arresting Western citizens on trumped-up charges and using them as bargaining chips in negotiations.


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