Drug Crime Arrests in Iran in 2011

In the first five months of the 2011-2012 fiscal year in Iran, 1,534 drug smugglers and dealers were arrested, according to government reports.

12,527 kilograms of opium was seized during the time period, along with 4,149 kilograms of hashish and other illegal drugs.

Iran is responsible for up to 85 percent of the world’s total opium seizures due to neighboring Afghanistan.

Source: “Police Seize 17 Tons of Narcotics in Southern Province,” FARS, August 30, 2011.