According to official reports 3 million people in Iran are addicted to drugs while unconfirmed figures estimate the number at 10 million.
While these statistics consider Iran a nation of drug addicts, millions of Iranian youth have fallen beneath the mud of drugs and met with silence.
ZDF documentary at the beginning showed a scene at a party in Tehran: “Iranian youths behind closed doors have parties full of heroin, ecstasy, crack and opium.”
An expert in IRGC affairs says, “There’s no doubt that the IRGC and the country’s military machines are involved in smuggling drugs to the West, and this goes back to when Iran was at war with Iraq.”
Iran as a transit country in the drug trade tried to finance its war with Iraq.
Reading the Wikileaks documents, we can say that the IRGC is the biggest government-backed drug smuggler in the world. The IRGC claims to be fighting against drug but in reality sends only half the consignments from Afghanistan abroad. The ZDF reporter interviewed an Iranian MP in the German Green Party who said, “In a country where most youth are unemployed, have no vacation, suffer from sexual problems, see no future for themselves, and the price of one shot of heroine is cheaper than the price of milk, the youth are inevitably drawn to drugs.”
Based on incontrovertible eyewitness accounts, he avers that the IRGC’s is involved with the drug trade.
An interview with the Iranian ambassador to Germany is shown at the end of the ZDF program, and of course he talks about how the IRGC is fighting against drug trafficking.