Although banned by the government, alcohol is available for purchase to people in Iran on the black market. According to a report in the New York Times, various flavors of Absolut Vodka is available for $21 a bottle, and a bottle of Bailey’s Irish Cream costs $43 on the black market.
Movie piracy in Iran causes the film industry to lose $100 Million (1,000 Billion Rials) a year.
Out of 2,500 tons of drugs that was trafficked to Iran from Afghanistan, only 900 tons were seized in 2007.
Drug trafficking and addiction in Iran costs the government up to $1 Billion a year, according to Tehran Times.
Black market drug usage in Iran has lead to 1.2 million people becoming addicted to illegal drugs.
An estimated 3 million people in Iran use opiates, with 60 percent being classified as addicted and 40 percent as casual users.