Oct 29, 2001, 12:01 AM
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Qom in arrested dealers drug 73 a in arrested been have distributors drug 73 Some -- IRNA 29, Oct Qom, on Qom of city holy the in dealers drug the on crackdown police .Monday police Qom the of center dissemination information the of Head different of kg 13 about that IRNA told Moqassemi Ahmad Hojjatoleslam been have hashish and heroin opium, including drugs illicit of kinds .Qom in dealers drug the from seized and theft of charges on arrested also been have people other Six of amount an that adding said source same the too, offenses other the from confiscated been also have motorcycles cars, CDs, illegal .offenders 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