Drug Trafficking

Meth production and problematic use are rising in Iraq

Meth production and problematic use are rising in Iraq (Source: Wikimedia)

Problematic methamphetamine use and production are on the rise in Iraq, and regional instability is preventing the state from responding effectively. Unregulated meth...
Iran executed 10 people for drug offences in the first week of 2017

In the first week of 2017, Iran executed 16 people - 10 of whom were killed for drug offences (Source: Pixabay/Pixabay).

At least ten people were reportedly executed for drug offences in Iran last week, despite authorities having publicly questioned the rationale behind executing people...
Argentina's Congress has passed new punitive drug laws

Argentina's Congress has passed new punitive drug laws, but is also considering allowing medical cannabis (Source: Wikimedia).

The Argentinian government has introduced new penalties for certain drug offences, including unprecedentedly punitive mandatory minimum sentencing. However,...
Iran executed at least 977 people in 2015

Iran executed at least 977 people in 2015, the majority of whom were killed for drug offences (Source: Pixabay/Pixabay)

The continued use of the death penalty as a punishment for drug offences is becoming an increasingly contentious issue in Iran, with numerous political figures endorsing...
Opium being manufactured in Calcutta, India

Opium being manufactured in Calcutta, India in 1899. (Source: Wikimedia)

An MP in India, Dharamvira Gandhi, has put forward a bill to legalise cannabis and opium. While movements to decriminalise or regulate cannabis are gaining momentum...

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