Major drug bust in Iraq: 8 kilos of crystal meth seized
BAGHDAD — In a significant crackdown on drug trafficking, the General Directorate for Drug Affairs announced on Friday the seizure of approximately 8 kilograms of crystal meth. The operation led to the arrest of 19 dealers in a coordinated effort across Baghdad, Babil, and Dhi Qar.
Under the supervision of the Minister of Interior, Mr. Abdul Amir Al-Shammari, and with close follow-up by the Director General of Narcotics Affairs, Brigadier Ahmed Al-Zarkani, and as part of the ongoing security operations carried out by the General Directorate of Narcotics Affairs, a dangerous drug trafficking network was dismantled in the past hours by the heroes of the Narcotics Affairs Directorate in Al-Karkh. They apprehended (8) drug traffickers caught red-handed with (4) kilograms of crystal methamphetamine in Al-Karkh area of Baghdad after tracking and closely monitoring their activities with precise intelligence efforts. Additionally, two drug dealers were apprehended with (1) kilogram of crystal methamphetamine after being chased by the heroes of the Narcotics Affairs Directorate in Al-Rusafa area of Baghdad, and (6) drug traffickers were arrested in Thi Qar by the heroes of the Narcotics Affairs Directorate in Thi Qar, caught red-handed with (1) kilogram of crystal methamphetamine. In the same context, (3) drug dealers were apprehended, caught in the act of possessing (1.500) kilograms of crystal methamphetamine in Babil by the heroes of the Narcotics Affairs Directorate in Babil, and their network was completely dismantled. Additionally, during these preemptive security operations, weapons and other criminal tools were seized. The personnel of the General Directorate of Narcotics Affairs will remain on high alert to address any attempt to spread this drug menace within our Iraqi society and will vigorously pursue drug traffickers, dealers, and crime networks that pose no less danger than armed terrorism, using the full force of the law.