Iranian police confiscated pigeons-dealers
Iranian police confiscated racing pigeons were used to deliver drugs, according to Iranian state news Agency IRNA.
As told the news Agency, police seized about 100 birds during raids in the province of Kermanshah in Western Iran. Pigeons, according to police, are used to smuggle drugs for the first time.
Banned substances Packed in boxes, drug dealers were attached to the legs of pigeons. So the drugs spread inside the province.
As has told to Agency law enforcement officers, in the province of Kermanshah, about 50 thousand addicts. Drug addiction is one of the most acute social problems in this region of Iran.
The Iranian Parliament on August 13 decided to restrict the use of the death penalty for drug trafficking. Now a measure will be applied only if the accused would be implicated in the production and distribution of more than 2 kg of heroin, cocaine and amphetamine or 50 kilograms of marijuana and opium. Before this penalty is applied when redistributing 30 grams of heroin, cocaine and amphetamine and 5 kg of marijuana and opium, respectively. These breaks will help to avoid penalty of about 5 thousand drug dealers aged from 20 to 30 years.