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La route du Nord, l’une des voies les plus empruntées par les trafiquants de drogue passe par les républiques d’Asie centrale, y compris le Kirghizstan.

Selon les services anti-drogue, environ 75 tonnes de stupéfiants durs, comme le haschisch et l’héroïne, transitent tous les ans par cette route qui relie l’Afghanistan à la Russie et à l’Europe.



anversportDécouverte d’une quantité record d’héroïne au port d’Anvers

Six Néerlandais ont été interpellés mardi, soupçonnés d’être impliqués dans un trafic international d’héroïne, à la suite de la découverte lundi au port d’Anvers de plus de 1.100 kilos d’héroïne dans un conteneur.

La douane et la police d’Anvers ont collaboré dans cette enquête avec les services de police néerlandais.


Mardi, une entreprise a livré le conteneur à Heijen, dans le Limbourg néerlandais. Deux Amstellodamois y sont venus ouvrir les machines et ont été interpellés. Un troisième homme, de Sittard, a été arrêté ensuite, ainsi que trois autres individus liés à l’entreprise qui s’était chargée du transport du conteneur, située à Rotterdam. Il s’agit du chauffeur de 28 ans qui avait effectué le trajet vers Heijen, et de deux hommes de 34 ans, de Rotterdam et Amersfoort. 



During the past ten months, around 30 tons of illicit drugs were seized in the southern Fars Province, said Iran Police Chief Brigadier General Hossein Ashtari.

Speaking at a press conference in Shiraz on Wednesday he said, “Nearly 12,000 people involved in drug trafficking were identified and arrested in the province by the anti-narcotics police, and 30,000 kg of different types of narcotics were seized in the first 10 months of the current fiscal year that ends in March.” Iran, which has a 900-km common border with Afghanistan, has been used as the main conduit for smuggling Afghan drugs to narcotics kingpins in Europe.

More than $700 million has been spent on sealing its borders and preventing the transit of narcotics destined for European, Arab and Central Asian countries.



At least ten people were reportedly executed for drug offences in Iran last week, despite authorities having publicly questioned the rationale behind executing people for such crimes.
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TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s anti-narcotics police forces managed to seize more than 1,400 kilograms of illicit drugs in two operations in the southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan, the provincial police chief announced.

Speaking to Tasnim, General Hossein Rahimi said that after extensive and round-the-clock intelligence activities, police forces in the cities of Mehrestan, Sib and Suran, and Khash identified an armed drug-trafficking gang attempting to transit a big haul of illicit drugs.

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Le 8 janvier, des responsables de la prison, située dans la province d’Alborz, à l’ouest de Téhéran, ont transféré à l’isolement au moins 12 condamnés à mort pour des infractions liées aux stupéfiants, les informant de l’imminence de leur exécution. Toutefois, l’exécution a été reportée en raison du décès de l’ancien président iranien Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. Human Rights Watch et Amnesty International ont pu confirmer l’identité de quatre condamnés sur 12 : il s’agit d’Ali Mohammad Lorestani, de Mohammad Soleimani, d’Ali Ebadi et de Majid Badrlou. Selon des sources bien informées sur ces dossiers, les accusés n’ont pas pu consulter d’avocat durant les interrogatoires, et les jugements concernant Lorestani, Soleimani et Ebadi se sont fondés sur les « aveux » d’autres prisonniers.


محمد جواد لاریجانی

October, 09, 2016

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s top human rights official said the EU and US are the two major destinations of Afghanistan’s opium, and called for concerted global action against drug cartels.

“The EU and the US are the major destinations of the Afghan opium and the money is recycled back to terrorist activities in the country; the situation could not continue forever, ”Mohammad Javad Larijani, the secretary general of Iranian High Council for Human Rights, said in an interview with Brazil’s newspaper O Estado de So Paulo published on Sunday.

He underlined Iran’s fight against narcotics trafficking, including its hard stance against smugglers, saying that 93 percent of executions in Iran are related to drug convicts.

“I personally advocate reforms into laws, but do not believe that there should be a permanent halt in executions; we have 800km of border with Afghanistan, where the growing of opium spiked to 40 times that before the invasion of NATO.”

He said drug smugglers are not ordinary citizens. “Rather, they belong to an intricate network of armed cartels; Iran spends an annual amount of $200m in fighting these cartels; time now has come when Iran should not fight these cartels alone; we should bolster fight through receiving aid from international bodies to modernize facilities; a second issue is review of laws; the execution should be limited to the major leaders of a gang; this will immediately decrease the number of executions, which is on agenda, » Larijani stressed.

« This is a tactical shift and we will still be in the forefront of fight against drugs; however, procedures to change the law would take some time which should be respected; I think reviews could be made within 6 or 7 months; with presidential elections in May, we should avoid making the issue as a campaign trail debates, » Larijani told the daily.

Iran, which has a 900-kilometer common border with Afghanistan, has been used as the main conduit for smuggling Afghan drugs to narcotics kingpins in Europe.

Despite high economic and human costs, the Islamic Republic has been actively fighting drug trafficking over the past three decades.
The country has spent more than $700 million on sealing its borders and preventing the transit of narcotics destined for European, Arab and Central Asian countries.

The war on drug trade originating from Afghanistan has claimed the lives of nearly 4,000 Iranian police officers over the past 34 years.



iran_special_forces_policeBaku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 5

By Fatih Karimov

Iran’s police seized about 700 kilograms of opium from smugglers in the country’s southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan.

Police forces seized the drugs in an armed clash with smugglers in the city of Iranshahr last night, the province’s police commander, Brigadier General Hossein Rahimi said Oct. 5, Fars news agency reported.

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By Mark Isaacs

I am sitting in the corner of a tent with a group of nomadic people in the dusty highlands of southern Iran and the old men start smoking opium. A man with thick, white hair taps out the charcoal-like remains from a long, ornate pipe and starts compacting the substance together. Meanwhile, he heats a hot poker against the open flame of a gas cooker. When he has pressed the substance into a black button the size of his thumbprint, he applies a hot poker and the black button smokes softly. An alluring, sweet smell fills the room. He sucks up the smoke through a straw and his eyes glaze and shut a little as he enters a dreamy state.

Seeing men handle opium with such nonchalance shouldn’t come as a surprise. After all, we are a short distance from the world’s principal area of opium production: the mountainous border areas of Iran, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, known as the Golden Crescent. Ali tells me the men purchase their opium from Afghanistan for $4 per five grams. According to the United Nations, Afghanistan accounts for an estimated 85 percent of the world’s opium production, most of which is trafficked through Iran, the main transit point connecting Afghanistan and Pakistan to Europe. However, much of the opium trafficked into Iran never reaches Europe but is consumed domestically. According to Amnesty International, Iran is becoming a source country for, “the clandestine manufacture of methamphetamine, some of which is consumed domestically, but increasing amounts are trafficked to Malaysia, Indonesia, and other countries in Asia.”

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conteneurIran seizes members of major drug trafficking cartel

The head of the anti-narcotics department at Iran’s Intelligence Ministry said on Monday that the forces also confiscated 21 tons of drug precursors in the southern Iranian province of Hormozgan.

The security official added that the find constituted a large number of 220-liter barrels containing acetic anhydride liquid, a chemical used for producing drugs, that had been subtly placed in a number of cargo containers.

He added that the traffickers had imported the cargo of chemicals from China and Taiwan in the guise of second-hand auto parts and sought to unload the containers inside Iran and ship them to Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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opiumiranTEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s anti-narcotics police forces managed to seize more than 900 kilograms of opium and morphine in a single operation in the southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan, the provincial police chief announced on Tuesday.

Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency, Brigadier General Hossein Rahimi said following round-the-clock efforts made by the anti-narcotics forces in the border city of Saravan, they identified a major drug ring that intended to smuggle a huge cargo of illicit drugs.

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TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s anti-narcotics police managed to seize more than 2,000 kilograms of opium in two operations in the southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan, the provincial police chief announced Sunday.



afghanistanPublié le : 22/05/2016

NAQIL (Afghanistan) (AFP) – Les lassos fendent l’air, des cris de joie fusent. Cette année, dans le Sud afghan, on fête une récolte de pavot exceptionnelle qui laisse entrevoir des revenus confortables pour cette région pauvre où les talibans tiennent la dragée haute à l’armée.

En Afghanistan, le printemps est synonyme d’offensive des insurgés islamistes… et de récolte de pavot. Cette année encore, des centaines de petites mains ont fait route vers Naqil, dans la province d’Uruzgan, pour y recueillir la résine brune, matière première de l’opium et de l’héroïne.

La moisson s’annonce prometteuse et, au crépuscule, les hommes laissent éclater leur joie en s’adonnant au « jeu du lasso ». Au milieu de la foule, les participants font tournoyer une lourde corde puis assomment leurs adversaires. On rit, on chahute. Le public enturbanné est conquis et le vendeur de glaces à la framboise se frotte les mains.

« C’est le seul moment de l’année où on gagne de l’argent », explique Afzal Mohammed, un ouvrier agricole venu de Kandahar pour la récolte. « Ici, les gens travaillent pendant 15 jours et le reste de l’année ils n’ont pas d’emploi ». A en croire les habitants, nombre d’ouvriers agricoles venus récolter le pavot sont des talibans arrivés d’autres régions.

« Le monde entier a beau dire que sans pavot, il n’y aurait pas de guerre en Afghanistan, pour nous, sans pavot, il n’y aurait ni travail ni nourriture », se lamente Abdul Bari Tokhi, un chef tribal dont la famille possède plusieurs hectares de terres cultivées à Naqil.

Le succès de la récolte souligne la précarité de la situation économique de l’Afghanistan, où le chômage touche officiellement un actif sur cinq. Il met surtout en lumière l’échec des onéreuses campagnes d’éradication de la culture du pavot lancées par l’Occident après la chute des talibans en 2001.

Car l’Afghanistan reste le leader mondial incontesté en la matière. En 2014, l’année où l’Otan a mis fin à sa mission de combat, le pays a même connu sa meilleure récolte de pavot depuis 2002.

L’an dernier a vu une forte chute de la production, mais d’après l’Office des Nations Unies contre la drogue et le crime, c’est davantage en raison de la sécheresse que des campagnes d’éradication. Alors, pour pallier le manque à gagner, les cultivateurs ont redoublé d’efforts cette année.

‘Etat de guerre’

D’ordinaire, les offensives des talibans sont en nette baisse durant la récolte de pavot, ce qui montre bien la main-mise des insurgés dans la culture de l’opium, juteux marché de 3 milliards de dollars.

« La récolte est sur le point de s’achever (…),….PAVOTAFGHAN

Des fermiers afghans récoltent le pavot dans un champ le 29 avril 2016 à Naqil © AFP RATEB NOORI

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