Oct 17, 2001, 12:01 AM
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fight anti-drug in involved get to people on calls Official Abdonnabi Hojatoleslam General Prosecutor -- IRNA 17, Oct Tehran, part active an take to people the on called Wednesday on here Namazi .abuse and trafficking drug illicit the against fight the in the of secretaries the by attended meeting a in Speaking the help should public the said Namazi councils, anti-drug provincial to traffickers drug the for unsafe situation the make officials .Iran through drugs illicit smuggle said he Tehran, in Complex Shaqaieq the in held meeting, the In is it if successful be could drugs illicit the against campaign the .people and government the by pursued and launched jointly skilled requires fight anti-drug successful a that added He technological advanced and regulations and laws strict personnel, .equipment whom of drugs, illicit abusing people million 8.1 about are There addicts drug the of Most .occasionally drugs narcotic abuse 600,000 by particular in heroin, of consumption the but opium consume .rise the on is injection, .Afghanistan from trafficking drug illicit the with faced is Iran supplies Afghanistan said recently Abouei Mehdi official police top A carried has police year this far, So .world the in drugs of percent 70 199 which in regions eastern the in operations anti-drug 423 over out .arrested 282 and killed been have traffickers been have narcotics of tons 4.52 year, the of half first the In and Khorasan in been have tons 152.21 which of seized census country-wide a that said Abouei .provinces Sistan-Baluchestan .future near the in conducted be will addicts of which trade drug international the of crossroads the on sits Iran in markets to Pakistan and Afghanistan in sources from originates against battle The .states Gulf Persian the and Europe Asia, Central seen has borders, eastern the in particularly trafficking, drug throughout battles drug-related in killed officers police of thousands .decades two past the over country the HB/JB End