IRAN. THREE HANGED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
November 24, 2008: Iran hanged three men convicted of drug trafficking in a prison in the Iranian southeastern city of Zahedan,
the official IRNA news agency reports.
The men, identified as Hossein Nahtani, Abdollah Dahmardeh and Mohammad Barahoui, were all found guilty of smuggling heroin, the report adds.
Nahtani was convicted of trafficking 1.09-kilograms [2.4 pounds] of heroin, while Dahmardeh and Barahoui were sentenced for smuggling 3.8-kg [8.3 pounds]
and 5.5-kg [12 pounds], respectively. (Sources: IranVNC, 24/11/2008)