Man behind Massacre of 36 Iranian Police Forces Nabbed after 19 Years
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The main suspect in the massacre of 36 Iranian police forces in an ambush southeast of the country was captured after 19 years, a commander said.
Commander of Iranian Anti-Narcotics Police General Massoud Zahedian announced that the fugitive, who was the main culprit in the massacre of police forces in the Gurnak village in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan 19 years ago, has been arrested.
The wanted man was nabbed two weeks ago, the commander said, adding that weapons and ammunition were also confiscated during the operation.
He said the man, who has been involved in terrorist activities and smuggling of illicit drugs, was arrested inside the country after a complicated intelligence operation.
When arrested in 1999, the criminal had given wrong information to the police, fabricating a story that he had hidden a haul of drugs in Gurnak village, located near the city of Iranshahr.
36 police forces, including a general, were killed in an ambush set by the scoundrel’s accomplices when several teams were deployed to the site.
The outlaws fled the country after the massacre.