Anti-Narcotics Spending by Iran

Criminal justice programs in Iran spends up to $1 Billion a year in anti-narcotics operations such as border patrol and combating drug traffickers.

During the Nowruz New Year Holidays in March 2013, over 1,200 men and 19 women were brought in by security forces for drug trafficking activities.

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Source:  “Iran’s border police cracking down on drug smuggling,” Press TV, April 3, 2013.