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Jordan

Jordan is a Middle Eastern country bordering Iraq and Saudi Arabia to the east, Syria to the north, and Israel and the West Bank to the west. Jordan is notable for being one of the West's closest allies in the Arab world, and the only Arab country apart from Egypt with diplomatic relations with Israel. There is no significant drug production in Jordan, which lacks the agricultural resources and industrial infrastructure. The largest area of narcotics concern is heroin trafficking, which has risen steadily since 1995, after a slight decline in the early 1990s due to tighter border controls. Heroin seizures have occurred primarily at the Syrian border with incoming shipments and at Aqaba with outgoing shipments en route to Egypt. The through traffic has ...

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