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Security forces bust arms smuggler in Iran’s Khuzestan Province

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Intelligence and security forces in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz have busted a smuggler carrying a shipment of ammunition. (File photo by IRNA)

The police commander of Iran’s southwestern province of Khuzestan says intelligence and security forces have busted a smuggler carrying a shipment of ammunition.

Brigadier General Mohammad Salehi said on Saturday the security forces were closely monitoring a smuggler who transferred the arms to the provincial capital city of Ahvaz.

The smuggler was arrested during a successful operation in Ahvaz in coordination with judicial authorities, he added.

Salehi explained that a Colt, 1,800 Kalashnikov cartridges, 50 Colt cartridges and eight magazines were also confiscated from the smuggler’s car.

People’s security is a "redline" for the police, he emphasized, vowing a decisive response to anyone who seeks to disrupt national security.

Earlier this month, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)’s Intelligence Organization identified and dismantled a terrorist team backed by a European country in the city of Ahvaz.

According to an informed intelligence source, the confessions of the detained members of the sabotage team had revealed their plans to “assassinate a number of Arab people and personalities in Khuzestan.”

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