Iran’s intelligence forces have disbanded a gun-running gang involved in illegal arms trafficking into the country with the purpose of upsetting security, an official said.
The prosecutor general of Iran’s southern province of Kerman announced on Wednesday that the Intelligence Ministry forces have arrested the gun-runners after receiving information about the trafficking of a haul of contraband arms and ammunition into the province.
Mahdi Bakhshi said two “anti-security elements” of the gang with criminal records of involvement in smuggling and selling arms in the eastern parts of Iran have been arrested in the operation.
The intelligence agents of Jiroft in Kerman have confiscated 24 handguns, over 400 bullets and a vehicle from the gun-runners, he added.
The prosecutor general noted that the convicts had plans to transit the weapons to other provinces across the country.