“After intelligence operations, the anti-narcotics police forces busted 460 kilograms of opium at a deserted warehouse in the outskirts of Yazd city,” Behdani Fard said.
“One smuggler has also been arrested and handed to the judiciary,” he added.
In a relevant operation, police forces of Sistan and Balouchestan province confiscated 936 kilograms of illicit drugs along Iran's Southeastern borders, a local commander said on Sunday.
Iran is in the forefront of the fight against drug trafficking and thousands of Iranian police forces have been so far martyred to protect the world from the danger of drugs.
The Iranian anti-narcotic police have always staged periodic operations against drug traffickers and dealers, but the latest reports - which among others indicate an improved and systematic dissemination of information - reveal that the world's most forefront and dedicated anti-narcotic force (as UN drug-campaign assessments put it) has embarked on a long-term countrywide plan to crack down on the drug trade since several years ago.
The Iranian police officials maintain that drug production in Afghanistan has undergone a 40-fold increase since the US-led invasion of the country in 2001.
Afghan and western officials blame Washington and NATO for the change, saying that allies have "overlooked" the drug problem since invading the country 19 years ago.