Khaleej Times

Number of drug addicts double

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The number of drug addicts in Iran has more than doubled in six years, with opium the country’s most popular narcotic, local media reported on Sunday. “There are about 2.8 million people regularly consuming drugs” in the country of 80 million people, Drug Control Organisati­on spokesman Parviz Afshar told the ISNA news agency. —

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