Baghdad The detachments of the General Directorate for Combating Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances arrested (11) accused in several governorates in the country, in possession of narcotic pills and narcotic crystal, in addition to drug paraphernalia and unlicensed weapons.

The Public Relations and Media Department of the Directorate stated in a statement that its detachments were able to arrest a suspect in Basra governorate, one suspect in Najaf governorate, another in Karbala governorate, two in Babylon governorate, 3 in Diwaniyah governorate and the same in Anbar governorate.

It added: The accused were referred to the judiciary in accordance with the provisions of the legal articles (28) for drugs, noting that these duties came based on the intelligence information obtained by the detachments of the Directorate deployed in Baghdad and the provinces and for the continuous and fruitful cooperation with the citizens who provide their information via the free hotline (178) which is an important role.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency