Oct 17, 2001, 12:01 AM
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rise the on dramatically drugs hard of use says chief DCHQ Control Drug Iran's of Secretary-General -- IRNA 17, Oct Tehran, the that Wednesday on said Fallah Mohammad (DCHQ) Headquarters the of use the and general in drugs narcotic illicit the of production .years recent in increased dramatically have particular in drugs hard the of secretaries the by attended meeting a in Speaking of consumption the while said Fallah councils, anti-drug provincial synthetical the of usage the decreased, have narcotics natural the .years few past the over risen have drugs narcotic a problem drug the fight effectively more to that announced He the within established been have committees specialized of series .problem the of aspects some with deal which of each DCHQ to farmers Afghan the encourage to project a on commented Fallah farmlands their in wheat and maize as such crops legal cultivate .poppy opium illicit the of instead the by cultivation poppy the on put ban the that say to on went He drug decreased remarkably in resulted have year last rulers Afghan the to compared as year current the of half first the in seizures .year last period same in Iran by conducted project substitution crop the said He .Afghanistan on attacks .S.U the to due halt a to come has Afghanistan Hojjatoleslam General Prosecutor was meeting the in present Also in part active an take to people the on called who Namazi Abdonnabi .abuse and trafficking drug illicit the against fight the for unsafe situation the make officials the help should public The Namazi Iran, through drugs illicit smuggle to traffickers drug the skilled requires fight anti-drug successful a that adding said 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, complicated created have drugs illicit of abuse increasing The Abusing .prisons the of overcrowding the particular in problems for responsible factor major a was injection through drugs illicit .Iran in infection AIDS the .injection drug through HIV by infected been have people 841 About of portion large a for account offenses drug on jailed Inmates the contracted have sufferers AIDS Iran's of Most .too AIDS-positives drugs, injected addicts 300,000 .needles contaminated through disease shared contaminated by caused were cases AIDS of percent 70 and .needles been have inmates of percent 70 estimated an where prisons, Iran's AIDS of source major a are offenses, drugs-related for incarcerated number the put meanwhile figures Official .needles smuggled through while year, last November from percent 23 up 2,721, at cases AIDS of are figures real the say experts but virus, the carry 10,000 than more .higher Iran's of thirds two constitute addicts and traffickers Drug than Less .38 and 22 between aged are inmates the of Most .prisoners .women are prisoners total of percent three HB/JB End