Jordan records nine percent drop in drug abuse cases in 2022

Jordan

Published: 2023-01-21 14:15

Last Updated: 2023-02-07 08:08


Jordan records nine percent drop in drug abuse cases in 2022
Jordan records nine percent drop in drug abuse cases in 2022

The Director of the Anti-Narcotics Department (AND) Hassan Qudah said Saturday that drug abuse cases in Jordan have dropped by nine percent, adding that drug dealing cases have decreased as well.

During a seminar entitled "The Impact of Drugs on Economic and Social Security and Its Relationship to Youth Migration in Jordan and Palestine," Qudah said that drugs still pass through the Kingdom, according to international classifications.

He explained that 80 percent of the drugs seized in Jordan were meant to be smuggled into neighboring countries, according to official statistics.

He confirmed that the AND dealt with 18,334 drug-related cases in 2022, including 13,039 cases of drug abuse and 5,295 cases of drug dealing.

As for incidents where narcotic substances were seized, Qudah said that there has been a 100 percent increase compared to 2021.

A total of 69 million Captagon pills, 7.3 tons of hashish, 130 kilograms of cocaine, 37.5 kilograms of heroin and 56.7 kilograms of crystal meth were seized.