23 August 2019
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An Iranian drug dealer was caught in the entrance of Baghdad with the possession of "Kristall"

Wednesday, 05 June 2019 19:49

The Office of the Inspector-General of the Ministry of the Interior, on Tuesday announced the arrest of an Iranian drug dealer that has been smuggling the drug "Alristal" into Baghdad.

The office said in a statement issued on Tuesday that "the Detective Unit of the Interior Ministry's inspector general was able to arrest one of the Iranian drug traffickers with the entry and smuggling of more than half a kilogram of Alristal material to Baghdad."

He added that "the operation was carried out after a diligent follow-up of said dealer since entering the Iraqi border illegally, over a 20 day period" explained the Inspector General Jamal al-Asadi, who also added that throughout the process " there were recommendations approved by the Supreme Council of Anti Corruption by draining the sources of drug trafficking and chasing and prosecuting these perpetrators".

The statement pointed out that al-Asadi directed his "privatized unit as well as its offices in Baghdad to intensify efforts to follow up this file and the arrest of dealers, promoters and drug abusers in coordination with the different judiciary branches of the Iraqi government."

Iraq has witnessed a recent increase in the prevalence of drugs and crystal meth originating from Iran, smuggled through the ports controlled by various militia groups.

Source:  Baghdad Post

Translated from Arabic to English

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