Most of Opium Seized Globally Takes Place in Iran

in Substance Abuse

89 percent of the world’s opium seizures in 2010 took place in Iran due to its location next to Afghanistan.

In 2009, 85 percent of total world opium seizures took place in Iran.

(See more heroin statistics.)

Source: “Police Seize 700kg of Illicit Drugs in Southeastern Iran in One Day,” Fars News Agency, July 9, 2011.

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