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. (See all heroin facts and statistics.) Source:… Continue reading Anti-Narcotics Spending by Iran

Crystal Meth Seizures in Iran in 2012

In the 8 months from March 2012 to November 2012, security agencies in Iran seized 1,454 kilograms of crystal meth that was being trafficking within the country. The amount seized in 2012 was significantly higher than the 2.3 kilograms seized by criminal justice departments between March 2005 to March 2006. (More crystal methamphetamine facts and… Continue reading Crystal Meth Seizures in Iran in 2012

Police Officer Deaths in Iran from Drug Trade

According to statistics released by the Iranian Government, nearly 4,000 police officers from Iran have been killed over the past 33 years due to drug trafficking from neighboring Afghanistan. Iran shares a 900 kilometer border with Afghanistan. Drug traffickers cross the border and transport opium in order to reach the illegal drugs markets of Europe.… Continue reading Police Officer Deaths in Iran from Drug Trade

Online Sex Trade in Iran

According to media reports, the age that girls enter prostitution in Iran is reported to be 14. Many young women who enter the prostitution trade are victims of domestic violence, unemployment, poverty and per-arranged marriages.

Prostitution over the Internet is becoming popular in Iran, with 55 percent of the “cyber prostitutes” being between the ages of 16 to 25.

There are also reports that 10 to 12 percent are married women in their twenties.

Meth Labs Worldwide in 2009

The United Nations reported that police and law enforcement agencies in Iran destroyed 166 methamphetamine labs within the country in 2010. In 2008, police dismantled 2 meth labs in the country. Worldwide, nearly 10,200 laboratories producing methamphetamines were destroyed by law enforcement in 2009.