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In video, Bahrami admits dealing drugs
Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:21PM
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A recently-released video confirms that Dutch-Iranian drug trafficker Zahra Bahrami had confessed to smuggling narcotics from Europe to Iran prior her execution.


In a video obtained by Press TV on Monday, Bahrami explained how she concealed cocaine and opium in her house. She admitted to keeping narcotics in her home and dealing drugs.

Bahrami was a member of an international drug trafficking ring, who with the help of her Dutch links, smuggled cocaine to Iran, the Tehran Prosecutor's Office said in a statement.

During a search of her house, 450 grams of cocaine and 420 grams of opium were uncovered, the statement added.

In the video, Bahrami gives the camera crew a tour of her house, showing them how she concealed drugs in a compartment inside her bed, in cereal boxes and in an electric heater.

In recent weeks, some Western media have reported that Bahrami was arrested for participating in anti-government protests in 2009.

Last week, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast described the allegations as a pretext to exert pressure on the Islamic Republic.

"It is expected from the Western countries to appreciate Iran's efforts to combat drug trafficking and even cooperate accordingly," he said.

Mehmanparast advised the West to realize that if the issue of combating drug trafficking is not taken seriously, it will directly affect their own youth.

Meanwhile, Iran's Foreign Ministry on Sunday summoned Dutch Envoy to Tehran Cees J. Kole after Dutch Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal made meddlesome remarks over the execution of Bahrami.

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