Ali Hasanov: Official statistics on number of drug addicts in Azerbaijan doesn't reflect reality (Azeri-Press News Agency)

I think that today official statistics on number of drug addicts in Azerbaijan doesn’t reflect the reality, said Deputy Prime Minister, Chairman of the State Commission for struggling Drug Addiction and Illicit Drug Trafficking, Chairman of the State Committee on Refugees and IDPs, Ali Hasanov, APA reports.
Hasanov said that he had repeatedly appealed to the UN for providing assistance to Azerbaijan in this regard.
We have applied for the assistance, as we have no experience in this field. We have been said that there is no a transparent mechanism in international practice either. However, I think if the UN helps us, the number of drug addicts in the country can be specified, Hasanov noted.