Illegal Drug Seizures in Iran

in Substance Abuse

The had of the anti-narcotics police in Iran told the news media that over a ton of illegal drugs is seized each day from drug smugglers. 1,286 kilograms of drugs (2,835 pounds) are reportedly seized by police each day.

Around 30 smugglers and drug addicts are identified by police every hour in Iran.

Source:  Associated Press “Report: Iran confiscates over a ton of narcotics a day,” Washington Post, January 13, 2013.

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