Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept.10
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
The Turkish police have started a special operation on detention of drug dealers in the southern province of Adana, the Anadolu agency said Sept.10.
The special operation involves more than 500 police officers, the agency said. It is also reported that some 20 people were arrested in the operation.
The minimum age of drug addicts in the country is 13, while the maximum is 65, the average age of drug users in Turkey is 36, according to official data of the state body of Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction of Turkey (TUBİM).
The TUBİM report also says that there are 2.9% of 15-24 year-old drug users in Turkey, 2.8% of 25-44 year-old ones and 2.3% of 45-64 year-old ones.
More than 5,214 persons in Turkey have been treated for drug addiction in 2013, according to TUBİM. There are 22 treatment centers for drug addiction in the country.
The report also said that some 18 percent of those arrested in Turkey are drug dealers and drug users whose number is 23,738 persons in the country.
Some 316,466 persons have been detained for the consumption and sale of drugs in the last four years in Istanbul.