Iran ranks first in campaign against drug trafficking

TEHRAN, July 4 (MNA) – Police chief Esmaeil Ahmadi Moqadam said on Friday that according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Iran is the front runner in campaign against drug trafficking throughout the world.

Addressing hundreds of worshippers at Friday Prayer, Ahmadi Moqadam said the UNODC has reported that drug cultivation in Afghanistan will rise to 10,000 tons in 2008.

 

He added drug prices are decreasing despite the rising global inflation rate.

 

The Islamic Republic of Iran has taken great steps in decreasing demand for drugs and curing addicts, the police chief explained.

 

So far 3600 Iranian military forces have been martyred and 12,000 others injured in the campaign against drug trafficking but the country has not succeeded to achieve the expected results, Ahmadi Moqadam went on to say.

 

Pointing to the great amount of drugs caught in Iran, he said, “Last year about 900 tons were discovered in Iran which amounts to almost 95 percent of what is discovered throughout the glob.”

    

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