December 25, 1990 |
More than 1,900 alleged drug traffickers and 16,000 addicts were arrested in Iran in a five-week nationwide sweep, Tehran Radio reported Monday.
August 5, 1988
Flesh peddling and drug pushing have made a comeback in Tehran, prompting a crackdown by Iran's Islamic fundamentalist leaders, according to news reports. More than 3,000 prostitutes, drug addicts and pushers were arrested during a recent sweep in the capital's resurgent red-light district, the reports said. The daily newspaper Kayhan quoted Interior Minister Ali Akbar Mohtashemi as saying that the area has been cut off from the city by a high wall, pending the demolition of its buildings.