Iran confiscates 61 percent of total world morphine
The secretary general of Iran Drug Control Headquarters (IDCH) has said: “According to UN figures, 75 percent of world opium, 61 percent of morphine and 17 percent of heroin are discovered by Iran.”
Iran warns Europe about drug transit again
Iran's Anti-Narcotics Police Chief has responded to a lack of help from Europe in countering drugs, by saying: “Europe must pay its dues in countering drugs. If it does not support the countries on the front line of this fight, it will surely have to gather up drugs by the gram on the Continent, which is rather an impossibility.”
Iranian musician wins 2019 Grammy Award
The first album of the “Opium Moon” ensemble has won the Grammy Award for Best New Age Album at the 61st edition of the awards.
Iran tops opium discoveries in the world
The Head of Iran’s Drug Control Headquarters said: “Iran discovers the largest amounts of opium in the world every year, and morphine and heroin come next. Most of these are discovered on transit routes.”
US dilemma in Iranian Port Project
A port being developed in the southern Iranian city of Chabahar underscores some of the dilemmas U.S. policy makers face in implementing sanctions against Tehran, reports the Wall Street Journal.
Execution of drug traffickers ends in Iran
Head of Iran’s Judiciary, Sadegh Larijani, has announced that in line with the new laws of the country, the execution of drug traffickers has ended and their cases will be reviewed. The memo issued to all the judicial authorities of the country by the Head of the Judiciary is an executive order to add a clause to the Article on narcotics. The Attorney General is in charge of overseeing its implementation.
Iranian Physician proved role of opium in cancer
Reza Malekzadeh, Iranian physician and gastroenterologist who is one of the superior scholars of medicine in the world, based on his researches has been able to demonstrate, for the first time in the world, that opium has a role in the incidence of cancer.