IRAN: SIX HANGED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
January 9, 2010: six men convicted of drug trafficking were hanged early this morning in a prison in the central city of Isfahan, Iranian state-run television reported. The unidentified men used Revolutionary Guards uniforms and forged orders. More than a ton of narcotics were confiscated.
News agency ISNA quoted Isfahanâs prosecutor: "Five of these people were members of an organized narcotics smugling league. They used false ID cards and cars with logos belonging to the revolutionary guards (IRGC) and security forces for drug smugling. The sixth person had previously been jailed for drug trafficking and was this time arrested with 38 kilograms of opium." (Sources: Agence France Presse, 10/01/10)