Tue, 16 Feb 2010 10:39:08 GMT
Deadly narcotics like compact heroin, crack, is only produced, under the guidance of certain Western countries in Afghanistan, for consumption in Iran, commander of the drug squad says.
"During the latest visit to neighboring countries, we found no signs of crack use. Crack is produced in Afghanistan under the guidance of western countries and sent to Iran," Commander of the drug squad General Hossein-Abadi told IRNA. Crack is a purified and potent form of cocaine that is smoked rather than snorted. The freebase narcotic is considered a highly addictive drug. But what is known as Crack in Iran is the compact heroine that is often compounded with psychedelic drugs, potent acids, Ammoniac, stimulant drugs (amphetamine) and etc.
Hossein-Abadi said Europe is the main producer of the basic ingredients of crack and other narcotics extracted from heroin. "Some 13,000 tonnes of acetic anhydride and hydrochloric acid, which are the main ingredients for producing crack, are brought to Afghanistan from Europe. The production of crack will cease if the acids are not provided," he said. "Heroin appears to constitute 80 percent of the drugs seized by the Iranian police. It seems that western countries have direct influence in drug trafficking," Hossein-Abadi noted. "All western countries worry about is business. According to UN statistics, one kilogram of heroin that is sold for $2,180 in Afghanistan, costs $80,000 in London," he said.
"Crack has become popular because it has very strong psychological addictive properties. Crack gives an instant high and then the user wants more," the commander of the drug squad said. "It carries a lot of health risks, particularly with its association to violent crime. To feed their addiction, users spend hundreds of dollars a day and they get that money from burglary, robbery and shoplifting," Hossein-Abadi finalized