Drug abuse and trafficking are thriving in Iraq amid government negligence in countering the grave phenomenon.
On Friday, three drug dealers, accused of narcotic pills trafficking, have been arrested in Dhi Qar Governorate in southern Iraq, Organized Crime Directorate in the governorate revealed.
This problem is spreading in the country because there are no heavy penalties for those involved in this crime.
In May, it was reported that Iraqi influential officials have been complicit in covering up drug traffickers.
Iraq is alleged to have become a crossing for smuggling drugs between Asian and European countries.
Moreover, a report published in January suggested that the country is changing from a corridor of drugs trafficking between neighboring countries into a producer of narcotics.
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