04/27/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Nowrouz Sees Binge Of Drinking, Drugging In Iran Despite Nationwide Ban

During the month building up to Nowrouz police statistics show that on average more than 25,000 cans of alcoholic drinks and some 135,000 litres of home-made liquor are hauled across Iran. This is despite the country-wide ban on alcohol imposed under Sharia law.

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