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Drug Smuggling and Abuse on the Rise in Iraq

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Drug smuggling, abuse on the rise in Iraq Iraq suffers from the flow of drugs from neighboring countries, especially Iran, through the marshes and other border crossings, and […]

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Confronting the Traumatic Fallout of War in Iraq

By Hussein Al-Alak, Editor of Iraq Solidarity News (Al-Thawra). Re-published with permission by Iraq Business News. In May 2005, the UN announced that Iraq was "about to become a transit station for heroin", where after being "manufactured in Afghanistan is heading towards Europe through neighbouring Iran". In 2013, it was reported that "violence, unemployment and […]

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New Investment Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. The National Investment Commission (NIC) has announced new investment opportunities in Iraq: Glass production, State Company for Glass and Refractories Industry (SCGR) Drugs and Medical Appliances (Samarra), State Company for Drugs and Medical Appliances (Source: National Investment Commission) (Picture: Business opportunity word cloud, from ibreakstock/Shutterstock)

Is Iraq turning into a Drug-Producing Country?

By Wassim Bassem for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  A Nov. 23 report by specialized judges revealed the establishment of plants to produce Krystal — the local name of crystal methamphetamine or crystal meth. The findings suggest that […]

Police Overwhelmed as Drugs from Iran flood Basra

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  In the oil-rich city of Basra in southern Iraq, drug-trafficking gangs are gaining power. Through certain areas on the Iraqi-Iranian border, drugs come in from Iran to be consumed in […]

Drug Smuggling Supported by Maysan’s Tribes

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Hash, Pills And Speed: Drug Smuggling In Iraq Supported By Maysan’s Tribes Smuggling drugs through Iraq on the way to the Gulf and Europe is big business in Maysan province […]

Drug Use Spreads Among Iraqi Youth

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The negative effects of illegal drugs in Iraq are becoming more apparent. Iraq is being transformed from a country that exports drugs to the Arabian Gulf into a consumer of them. […]

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KRG Forms 'High' Commission for Drugs

By John Lee. AKnews reports that the Kurdistan Regional Government's Ministry of Health has formed a 'high commission' (sic) for approving drugs. The commission is intended to register and approve pharmaceuticals and monitor quality.  and then select the data and type of the drugs. (Source: AKnews)

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US Drug Official Visits Iraq

Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) William R. Brownfield traveled to Iraq this week to discuss INL’s ongoing partnership with the Government of Iraq to develop its law enforcement and judicial sectors. Assistant Secretary Brownfield met with senior government officials in Baghdad and Erbil and visited the Baghdad Police […]

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