YEREVAN. – As of the first six months of 2012, Armenia’s Police held 319 persons to criminal account for drug addiction, and illegal trafficking of narcotics, psychotropic substances, and their precursors.
According to the data by the Police Department on Fight Against Illicit Trafficking of Narcotic Drugs, 64 of these persons are previously convicted, 11 are foreign nationals, 18 are women, and one of them is a minor.
A total of 94 people are held to criminal account, and 16 of them are former offenders.
And in line with the Healthcare Ministry’s Narcological Clinic data, 3,867 persons are recorded in Armenia, as of January 1, 2012, with symptoms of drug addiction.