Approximately 25kgs of heroin, crystal meth seized in Erbil

(Photo credit: Kurdistan Region's General Narcotics Control Directorate)

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SULAIMANI — The Kurdistan Region's General Narcotics Control Directorate said on Sunday (April 18) that it arrested a man on the Kalak-Erbil road and seized approximately 25 kilograms (55 pounds) of drugs that he intended to sell in Erbil.

The drugs in his possession included 18 kilograms (39 pounds) of heroin and seven kilograms (15 pounds) of crystal methamphetamine.

He is currently being held under the Article 25 of the Anti-Narcotics Law.

The Kurdistan Region largely acts as a transit route for narcotics coming from Iran and central Asia to Europe, with limited but growing domestic consumption, according to officials and activists.

(NRT Digital Media)