Paraglider that carried large amounts of illegal pill was seized by Iraqi security forces, on June 3, 2022. Photo: KurdSat.
Drug trafficking on the Iraqi borders has soared.
Iraqi security forces arrested a group of 18 people charged with trafficking drugs in Basra, spokesman for the Joint Operations Commander Tahsin Khafaji said.
The Directorate of Counter-Narcotics said that more than 6,000 people have been arrested on charges of using and trafficking illegal drugs since the beginning of this year until mid-June in the users.
Since the emergence of IS in Iraq, drug trafficking has increased on the Iraq-Iran border. On June 6, Iraqi Intelligence Service downed a paraglider over Basra, that carried a large number of illegal drugs.