Bahrain foils drug smuggling from Iran

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Coast Guard patrols in Bahrain have succeeded in foiling an attempt to smuggle a large quantity of narcotics via the sea from Iran. The operation was launched after the Maritime Operations Centre had suspicions about a boat sailing in the north of the kingdom despite a maritime ban.

The two Bahrainis on the boat, both in their 20s, were held. The first suspect has a drug-related criminal record while the second suspect is the owner of the boat. The two suspects had dumped the narcotics provided by an Iranian drug trafficker to the first suspect in the sea.

However, the Coast Guard managed, through the radar system, to find the narcotics concealed in rubber tyres tied with a rope and retrieved them. The seized narcotics were 33 kilogrammes of hashish and less than 1 kilogramme of methamphetamine, the ministry said.

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