Iraqi Court Sentenced Seven Drug Dealers To Death

Iraqi Court Sentenced Seven Drug Dealers To Death

BAGHDAD, Jun 10 (NNN-NINA) – An Iraqi court, yesterday, issued death sentences to seven drug dealers, including a foreigner.

“The Central Criminal Court issued a verdict to execute seven drug dealers, including a foreigner, who were convicted of trafficking narcotic substances,” said a statement by the media office of the Supreme Judicial Council, without specifying the nationality of the foreigner.

The statement noted that, the convicts were sentenced to death for importing and exporting narcotic substances from neighbouring countries.

The chaos and conflicts that have engulfed Iraq since the U.S. invasion in 2003, impeded Iraqi governments from effectively addressing the threat of drugs.

In May, last year, Iraqi Prime Minister, Mohammed Shia’ al-Sudani, underlined the importance of waging “a war on drugs,” saying that, drug dealing remains one of the main ways of financing terrorism, and the circulation of drugs flourishes in the shadow of terrorism.– NNN-NINA  


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