Iran claims to break record in anti-drug campaign next year
Iranian Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar noted that Iran must have a new record in anti-narcotic trafficking campaign, including blocking path of narcotics and alkaloids entry to Iran, and campaign against money laundering next year (March 20), IRNA reported.
"The narcotic drugs issue is quite a sensitive and complicated matter in which both the terrorists and the global oppression are involved, as they rely on it to provide their required financial assets on the one hand, while on the other hand there are the youth and their families that are at the stake of a corrupt cultural invasion," Najjar further said.
He added that following the outspread of the narcotic drugs usage in a society security problems and difficulties, psychological diseases, social delinquencies, various types of corruption, and increased activities of the bandits and hooligans.
"Fortunately, during the ending year (1390 - ending on March 20th) good and valuable moves were made in the field of campaign against narcotic drugs trafficking, which we can say were successful thanks to the balanced strategy in our anti-narcotics campaign at national and provincial levels, devising the comprehensive roadmap on campaign against narcotic drugs, declaring the appendix to the law on anti-narcotics campaign, taking advantage of the potentials and capabilities of the provinces and the Basij voluntary mobilization forces and their facilities in this campaign," Mohammad-Najjar added.
Mohammad-Najjar said that presenting medical and remedial services at 2,400 centers allocated to curing the addicts throughout Iranian provinces, sponsoring thirty congresses on addiction prevention throughout the country, training 6,000 instructors, and replying to 114,000 phone calls at the National Consultation Lines on Addiction have been among the other programs accomplished by this headquarters during the course of this ending Iranian year.
"This campaign must be pursued scientifically with many research works launched in the field, as well as more serious confrontation with the problem than ever before and more severe and firm encounters with the criminals," he said.
Edited by: S. Isayev