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Bahrain thwarts entry of narcotics sourced from Iran

The Director General of the General Department of Investigation and Criminal Evidence in Bahrain confirmed that, over the past fifteen years, Iran has been the main source of drug smuggling into Bahrain, and it is still continuing this approach, as indicated by official statistics in this regard.

As the amount of seizures in cases of smuggling narcotic substances, which originated from Iran, during the period from 2007 to 2021 exceeded about 3 tons and seventy-two kilograms of narcotic substances of various kinds, including Captagon and opium, most notably hashish and shabu.

The Director General of the General Department of Investigation and Criminal Evidence explained in a statement that the arrests of networks smuggling and promoting narcotic substances, through territorial waters, in coordination with persons present in Iran, included 52 of those involved in committing these crimes, at the time when the materials were recovered.

He pointed out that the multiplicity and diversity of cases and the increase in the number of detainees in them, who are members of smuggling networks, reflects the vigilance of security men and the level of high-level coordination between the General Department of Investigation and Criminal Evidence and the Command coast guard wa The security services concerned, noting that the security readiness and preparedness around the clock will remain the cornerstone in confronting these criminal acts that target drug smuggling to the country by sea.

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