Saturday, June 26, 2004

Iran seizes200 tons of drugs annually

Iran seizes200 tons of drugs annually: "Iran seizes200 tons of drugs annually

Ahvaz, Khuzestan prov, June 26, IRNA -- Reza Saremi, Advisor to Secretary-General of Iran Drug Control Headquarters (IDCH) said here
Saturday that 200 tons of drugs are seized in Iran annually. Addressing a one-day conference on the fight against drug abuse,
he added a definite amount of the seized drugs including opium, heroin and hashish are handed over to authorities and the rest are destroyed.
Iran has lost 3,350 men over the past 25 years in its anti-drug campaign, he noted, adding the country allocated 300 billion rials to preventive measures, treatment, research and promotion of non-governmental institutions active in the campaign. In related development, police in Kashmar city, northeastern province of Khorassan, seized 1.6 tons of narcotics during the first quarter of current Iranian year (started March 20).
Talking to IRNA, local police chief Mohammad Javad Gohari said the haul was mostly opium.
The police also arrested 32 drug traffickers over the same period. "

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