ERBIL — Nearly 1,000 people have been arrested on drug charges in different cities since the beginning of this year, the region's anti-narcotics department said in an official statement on Saturday.
Meanwhile, a total of 132.7 kilograms of different types of illegal drugs were also seized during the first six months of 2022, the statement added.
According to the statement, security forces have arrested 5,419 people and seized over 1,200 kilograms of illicit drugs between 2019 and June 2022 for either using or dealing with illegal drugs.
It further noted that the drugs included crystal meth, heroin, marijuana, and various other types of illicit drugs.
The statement explained that 1,182 people were arrested in 2019, 1,295 in 2020, 1,943 in 2021, and 999 in the first half of 2022.