The latest news and views about illicit drugs and efforts to fight narcotics
The news is filled with stories about people who have been able to overcome the battle of addiction. Though these stories are inspirational, few of them match Mohammad's story; an addict who stopped taking drugs after 20 years and became a cyclist travelling around the country.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the Islamic Republic is prepared to help cut the financial resources of terrorism by working with regional states against illicit drug trafficking.
Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli deplored the discriminatory approach of international organizations in providing assistance to governments fighting against illicit drugs and called on all countries to meet their responsibility in this campaign.
Two senior military and police commanders of Iran have travelled to Islamabad to hold negotiations with Pakistani counterparts and officials.
Iran’s intelligence forces have seized a huge drug haul in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan province.
The Iranian Customs says a large international heroin trafficking band has been smashed by Razi customs officers at the Iran-Turkey border.
Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani says it is unacceptable to say that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) cannot cope with the growth of opium production in Afghanistan
Head of Iran’s Drug Enforcement Police has called for further expansion of cooperation between Iran and the European countries in fight against drug smugglers.
An Iranian lawmaker says fighting narcotics requires regional and international cooperation as well as a global consensus.
The Iranian police forces have seized at least 220 kilograms of illicit drugs in the northern province of Khorasan Razavi.
Police forces of the western Iranian city of Kermanshah have seized pigeons which were used by drug dealers for carrying narcotics.
An Iranian lawmaker says more than 90 percent of those sentenced to death for carrying illicit drugs would have the chance to return to life if the new bill passed by the Parliament is signed into law.
This is the story of a woman who sells herbs to make a living; a woman named Fariba whose past is not as colourful as the herbs she sells at the store.
Iranian legislators have passed a motion to hand out narcotics to drug addicts to help them give up their addiction.
Iran’s security forces have seized at least 110 kilograms of opium embedded in the tyres of a truck near the northeastern city of Mashhad.
An Iranian official says a dangerous type of illicit drug is being smuggled into the country from a number of European states.
The speaker of Iran’s Parliament says the fight against illicit drug trafficking requires coherent and serious international efforts.
Iran’s anti-narcotics police forces managed to seize about 1.8 tons of narcotics and arrest four smugglers in the southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan, the provincial police chief announced on Saturday.