Baku-APA. Two men were detained with 45 kilograms of heroin near the Iranian border in Afghanistan's southwestern province of Nimroz, the Pajhwok news agency reported on Saturday, APA reports quoting Ria Novosti.
The drugs were seized on Friday evening from a car traveling from Zaranj to Abresham Bridge, provincial police chief Col. Mohammad Musa Rasuli said.
Two tons of drugs, including 1,600 kilograms of opium, have been seized in the province over the past two weeks, he said.
Drug production and trafficking in Iran and Afghanistan is a crime punishable by death.