The latest news and views about illicit drugs and efforts to fight narcotics
President Raisi says Iran serious in fighting drug trafficking
Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi has noted that Iran’s sincerity and seriousness in fighting narcotics is clear to everyone and it goes without saying that the country has been doing so with all means possible for 43 years.
Iranian interior minister slams West’s “poor performance” in war on drugs
Iran’s Interior Minister has criticized the Western governments for their “poor performance” in the fight against narcotrafficking.
Iranian police seize major drug consignment in Sistan and Balouchestan
Police in the southeastern Iranian province of Sistan and Balouchestan say they have seized over 1.15 tons of narcotics in the north and south of the province.
Official: More than 1,100 tons of drugs seized in Iran in 2021
The head of Iran’s anti-drug police says Iranian forces seized more than 1,100 tons of drugs in 2021 and 230 tons in the first four months of 2022.
Iran police seize 3.5 tons of illicit drugs
3.5 tons of illicit drugs were confiscated on the South-Eastern borders of Iran, according to the Iranian border police commander.
Car driver killed by smugglers in southeastern Iran
Drug traffickers in southeastern Iran opened fire on police on Monday when they were tracked down and ordered to stop, killing the driver of a passing car.
Official: Iran border guards seized 6 tons of drugs last month
Iranian forces seized nearly six tons of illicit drugs in border areas over the past month.
Video shows Afghan drug-traffickers throwing opium into Iran
A video has gone viral on social media and the internet showing drug traffickers throwing packages of opium from Afghanistan into Iran across the border.
Iran police seize around 1k kilograms of illegal drugs
The police of Kerman Province in southeastern Iran confiscated over 900 kg of various illegal drugs.
Iranian soldier killed while chasing drug traffickers
People in the Iranian city of Zanjan have held a funeral for police sergeant who got killed while chasing drug smugglers in the town of Mahneshan, Zanjan Province.
Iran police deal heavy blows to drug traffickers in border area
The police chief of Iran's Sistan and Baluchestan Province has announced that over the past nine months, law enforcement forces have dealt heavy blows to the drug trafficking mafia which seeks to smuggle illicit drugs into Iranian territory from neighboring countries.
“Iran deals heavy blows to drug trafficking cells”
Iran’s intelligence Ministry says its operatives have identified and dealt heavy blows to drug trafficking cells and their hideouts in the first six months of the current Persian year.
Iran urges all countries to get involved in war on drugs
Iran’s interior minister says the country should not bear the burden of combating drug-trafficking alone, urging other countries to contribute to war on drugs as well.
Iran reiterates determination to fight narcotics trafficking
Iran’s Deputy Attorney General Saeed Omrani has stressed Tehran’s resolve in the battle against drug trafficking.
ICC okays investigation into bloody Philippine ‘war on drugs’
Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Wednesday authorized an investigation into possible crimes against humanity conducted during Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s violent “war on drugs”. They stated alleged extrajudicial killings represented a “widespread and systematic attack” against civilians.
Swedes on Trial in Tehran
Two members of a Swedish international drug trafficking network are on trial in Tehran.
World Must Share Burden of Fighting Narcotics: Iran
Kazem Gharibabadi, the Iranian ambassador to Vienna-based international organisations, says that the international community must share the burden of fighting against illicit drugs, as Iran should not sustain all the humanitarian and financial damages in the fight against drug trafficking.
Iran Urges Europe to Be More Serious in Fighting Narcotics
A senior Iranian official has called on all countries, especially those in Europe, to seriously discharge their responsibility in fighting narcotics.
Iran Torchbearer of War on Drugs: Envoy
Iran’s ambassador to international organizations in Vienna says the country is the flag-bearer of the fight against narcotics on the world stage.
Asian Anti-Drugs Body Lauds Iran’s Fight against Narcotics
The Central Asian Regional Information and Coordination Centre for Combating Illicit Trafficking of Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and their Precursors (CARICC) has praised Iran for its fight against illicit drugs and its heavy contribution to the capabilities of the centre.
New Technologies Can Facilitate War on Narcotics Trade: Iran VP
Iranian Vice President for Science and Technology Sorena Satatri has highlighted the major role of domestic knowledge-based companies and advanced technologies in the fight on drug trafficking and in preventing, diagnosing and treating illicit drug misuse.
Iran Busts Int’l Drug, Arms Smuggling Ring
Iran's Intelligence Ministry says its forces have broken up an international weapons, ammunition and narcotics smuggling network in the northwestern province of West Azarbaijan.
Two Iranian Border Guards Killed by Drug Smugglers
Two Iranian border guards have been killed by armed narco-traffickers in Khuzestan province in the southwest of the country.
Two Swedish Nationals Arrested in Iran on Drug Smuggling Charges
Iran's Judiciary spokesman says two Swedish nationals have been apprehended in Iran on drug smuggling charges.
Iran Seizes World’s Largest Amount of Narcotics Despite US Bans
Iran says it has been discovering and confiscating the largest amount of narcotics in the world for many years despite being subject to the US’ “unlawful” and “unilateral” sanctions and without benefiting from the international community’s help.