Mullahs' regime admits imprisoning 100,000 on narcotics charges

Yesterday, the secretary for the clerical regime's Anti-narcotics Task Force said that there are 100,000 prisoners in the country on drug-related charges and that addiction among the youth is on the rise. Some time ago, the director of the same task force said that the number of drug addicts in Iran had doubled in the past four years.

The clerical regime is the main distributor of drugs in the country as its agents intentionally propagate the use of drugs among the youth and teenagers, particularly high school and university students, in order to divert their attention from getting involved in antigovernment activities. The regime's leaders control the drug distribution network through certain gangs within the Revolutionary Guards and State Security Forces.

Due to this inhuman conduct, currently, an estimated four million Iranians are addicted to drugs, amongst the highest the world.

The mullahs' regime has also counted on the illegal drug trade as an important source of badly-needed hard currency, some of which is spent on the regime's export of terrorism and fundamentalism abroad. The bulk of the narcotics is sent abroad through international drug trafficking rings.

The individuals executed as "drug dealers" are in fact those who have no ties with the criminal gangs inside the mullahs' regime and are regarded as "rivals."

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
July 20, 1998

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