Turkey seized more than $460 million worth of narcotics in the first nine months of 2018, authorities said on Wednesday, a surge from a year earlier as Turkey ramps up its fight against illegal drug trafficking.
The police commander of Sistan and Baluchestan Province said on Thursday that one ton and eight kilograms of illicit drugs were seized during separate operations by police forces in the cities of Iranshahr and Zabol.
Iran’s anti-narcotics police forces managed to seize more than 2,700 kilograms of various kinds of illicit drugs during two operations in the southeastern province of Sistan-Balouchestan, a provincial police commander announced.
Deputy secretary general of Anti-Narcotics Campaign Headquarters said here on Wednesday narcotic drugs have caused various social problems for Iranian society, in addition to their 640,000 billion rials (around $21.7 million) of loss to Iran's national economy.
As the call for the decriminalization of drugs steadily picks up steam worldwide, a new study by a British charity concludes there has been no significant reduction in the global use of illicit drugs since the creation of three key UN anti-drug conventions, the first of which came into force over half a century ago.