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Iranian drug smugglers held, foreign hostages freed

Updated March 02, 2014

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— File photo
— File photo

QUETTA: The Frontier Corps recovered three foreigners kidnapped by a gang of drug traffickers and arrested eight Iranians who were holding them, after a raid on a house in Turbat on Saturday.

“Two Tanzanians and a Yemeni national had been detained by the Iranian nationals in the house in Overseas Colony,” an FC official said. An FC spokesman said the eight persons arrested by FC troops were Iranian nationals and initial investigation had revealed that they belonged to a gang involved in drug trafficking.

The spokesman also clarified that the border security guards from the neighbouring country who had been kidnapped on Feb 6 were not among the Iranians arrested in Kech district.