1558 DRUG ADDICTS DETAINED IN AZERBAIJAN
In January to July of 2005 a total of 1558 drug crimes were registered in the country, including 486 cases linked with their sale, the State Commission on fighting with drug addiction and trafficking.
In this period 205.2kg of drugs and psycho-tropic substances, were taken out by the law-enforcement bodies, including 12.3kg of heroin, 26.6kg of opium, over 19kg of hashish, over 139kg of marihuana, 11,073 tablets and 10 ampoules of psychotropic medicine, 8.7kg of acid anhydride.
Within 7 months of 2005 1558 people, including 49 foreigners, were made answerable for perpetration of such crimes. 24 foreigners were citizens of Iran, 19 вЂ" Georgia, 2 вЂ" Afghanistan, 2 вЂ" Russia, 1 вЂ" Ukraine and 1 вЂ" Uzbekistan. Over 10kg of different types of drugs were taken in this period.