Tehran, Jan 29 (Agencies): Iran hanged an Iranian-Dutch woman, Zahra Bahrami on Saturday, after she was found guilty of selling and possessing drugs, the Tehran prosecutor's office said on its website.

"A drug trafficker named Zahra Bahrami, daughter of Ali, was hanged early on this morning after she was convicted of selling and possessing drugs," the prosecutor's office revealed.

Bahrami, a 46-year-old Iranian-born naturalised Dutch citizen, was reportedly held in December 2009 after joining a protest against the government while visiting relatives in the Islamic republic.

The prosecutor's office on Saturday confirmed that she had been held for "security crimes."

But elaborating on her alleged drug smuggling, the office said Bahrami had used her Dutch connections to smuggle narcotics into the Middle East country.

"The convict, a member of an international drug gang, smuggled cocaine to Iran using her Dutch connections and had twice shipped and distributed cocaine inside the country," it added.

During a raid of her house, authorities established that 450 grams of cocaine and 420 grams of opium, the office said, adding that investigations revealed she had sold 150 grams of cocaine in Iran.

The Netherlands had been seeking details about Bahrami's case and had accused the Iranian authorities of rejecting the Dutch embassy access to the accused because they did not recognise her dual nationality.