Iran burns 100 tons of illicit drugs

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Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 5:02 pm, Tue Mar 25, 2014.

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran burned at least 100 tons of illicit drugs Wednesday, some in a Tehran ceremony attended by officials and foreign dignitaries, to highlight what it says are its unsupported efforts to stem the flow of narcotics across its territory to Europe.

Officials at the burning, an annual occurrence marking the UN International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, accused the West of failing to back it in interdicting drug traffic that they said was driven by European addicts.

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