All pillars of the Islamic Republic unite for fighting narcotics

Tehran, IRNA - Secretary of Iran Drug Control Headquarters Brigadier General Eskandar Momeni said on Tuesday that all pillars of the Islamic Republic have united for combating narcotics and drugs.

General Momeni made the remarks in a meeting held on the occasion of the June 26, the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, with participation of diplomats, envoys, and representatives from UN offices in Tehran.

In the meeting, General Momeni elaborated on Iran's measures taken against the issue.

During the past Iranian year (ending on March 20), Iran could seize 1,200 tons of different types of drugs and narcotics; and this high volume of seizure indicates decrease in their entry to Europe, Momeni said.

In the last year, nine Iranian forces were killed and tens of others were wounded at anti-narcotic operations, he added.

The Islamic Republic strongly fights against drug-trafficking as from its eye, there is no difference between an Iranian youth and a Western one, he noted.

Although fight against drug trafficking activities has cost Iran a lot, the country has been strongly taking anti-narcotic measures over the past thirty years, according to police officials.


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