Oct 24, 2001, 12:01 AM
News Code: 9032906
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Jaam Torbat-e in seized morphine of kg 16 a Wednesday seized Police -- IRNA 24, Oct .prov Khorasan Mashhad, in Jaam Torbat-e in trafficker drug a from morphine of shipment 16-kg .Khorasan of province northeastern police, Khorasan the of office relations public the to According the in smuggler drug another from confiscated also were rifles three .province the convince to tried smuggler arrested the of relatives The to bribery as rials million 88 than more accept to officers police judicial the with coordination After .them of release the secure undercover an in involved got officers police the authorities, and relatives smuggler's the from money the received operation, they suspects the with along authorities judicial the to it delivered .arrested had 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 of drugs, illicit abusing people million 8.1 about are There drug the of Most .occasionally drugs narcotic abuse 600,000 whom by particular in heroin, of consumption the but opium consume addicts .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 constitute addicts and traffickers Drug .Iran in infection AIDS the between aged are inmates the of Most .prisoners Iran's of thirds two .women are prisoners total of percent three than Less .38 and 22 HB/JB End