Monday, July 12, 2004

Middle America: Quiet revolution as Iran widens arsenal in war on drugs

Middle America: Quiet revolution as Iran widens arsenal in war on drugs: "TEHRAN (AFP) - Iran has tried almost everything in its war on drugs: digging huge trenches along its porous borders with Pakistan and Afghanistan (news - web sites) and even using helicopter gunships and tanks against well-armed traffickers.

On the Islamic republic's television screens, Iranians are bombarded with campaigns highlighting the ills of addiction, dealers are executed and anyone even caught consuming drugs risks imprisonment, lashings and heavy fines.

'The anti-drugs war carried out by the Iranian police is unique,' boasted counter-narcotics tsar Mehdi Abuie as he poured out the latest figures on seizures, arrests and killings near Iran's long borders with Afghanistan and Pakistan. "

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