Iran ranks 1st in anti-narcotics measures

Tehran (IP) - Secretary-General of Iran's Drug Control Headquarters Brigadier General Eskandar Momeni, pointed out on Tuesday that despite the sanctions, the Islamic Republic has the highest rate of drug detection in the world, saying In the past year, 950 tons of narcotics have been detected and seized in Iran.

Iran PressIran News: Secretary-General of Iran's Drug Control Headquarters said on Tuesday that the United Nations appreciates the Islamic Republic's approach in the fight against narcotics  stressing that 100 tons of narcotics have been detected by Iran’s Ministry of intelligence and Thirty tons have also been detected by the Iranian People's Mobilization Forces, which is other than that of precursors detection

Brigadier General Momeni added: "74% of the detections were due to intelligence measures and 36% of them were in the eastern provinces of Iran."

"There are about 300 million drug users in the world," Iran’ s senior official highlighted.

Momeni noted that the International Narcotics Control Board had formally and in writing appreciated Iran's efforts to treat, care for, and providing the addicts with shelter, saying that the Islamic Republic of Iran was doing its best to save lives despite illegal sanctions.


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