Baghdad - INA
The Ministry of Interior's Anti-Narcotics Directorate confirmed that it carried out pre-emptive operations against drug gangs, while indicating that there are challenges to uncover the sources of smuggling these materials and their entry into the country.
The Director of Coordination for Drug Control in the Ministry of Interior, Brigadier General Raad Ali Hussein, told the Iraqi News Agency (INA): “His directorate arrested two defendants in Maysan Governorate, and seized in their possession (2) kilograms of crystal and hashish materials, in addition to the arrest of two defendants. Others in Al-Anbar Governorate, and seized 35,000 Captagon narcotic tablets.
He added that "the seizure of seven million pills of narcotic substances in the Rutba district was carried out through detachments from the army, and in cooperation with the local police in the Rutba district," noting that "these detachments managed, in cooperation with the citizens, to seize a refrigerator truck parked in one of (Al-Barakat) It carries narcotic substances approximately nine kilograms of crystal, and seven million narcotic tablets of Captagon.”