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AND treated 974 drug addicts since January

By JT - Nov 12,2017 - Last updated at Nov 12,2017

AMMAN — The Anti-Narcotics Department’s (AND) addiction treatment centre has treated 974 drug addicts in the first 10 months of the year, the department announced on Sunday.

In 2016, a total of 1,436 people received treatment, according to AND statistics, cited by the Jordan News Agency, Petra. The department dealt with 11,607 drug cases in the January-October period, including 9,866 cases related to drug abuse and possession.

In 2016, the AND dealt with 13,616 cases. In the first 10 months of 2017, the department arrested 16,631 suspects for drug-related cases, including 1,338 non-Jordanians, compared with 19,449 arrests in 2016, 1,699 of whom were foreigners. Seized items mainly included hashish, heroin, Captagon pills, synthetic cannabis (locally known as joker) and marijuana, according to AND. 

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