Number of Iranian Drug Smugglers Arrested in Japan in 2009

85 Iranian citizens were arrested in Japan in 2009 for drug smuggling crimes. Most of the illegal drugs being carried by the Iranians were methamphetamine.

The number of citizens from Iran were the largest number of nationalities of the 430 foreigners who were arrested for drug smuggling crimes in Japan in 2009.

(Additional facts about meth addiction and trafficking here.)

Source: Dylan Welch, “Iran gangs move into meth market: UN,” Sydney Morning Herald, November 26, 2010.