Afghanistan Drug Trail Spanning The World

As the ferries dock at the Port of Dover after crossing the English Channel, the trucks pull in at a steady rate. Afghanistan's opium harvest can be traced right back to some of those trucks.

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  • How the US military's opium war in Afghanistan was lost ...
    And, of course, Afghanistan is by far the biggest producer of opium in the world. According to the US military, 90% of the world's heroin is made from opium grown in Afghanistan. It makes up 95% of the market in Europe; 90% of the Canadian market.
    04/2/2020 - 2:17 pm | View Website
  • The CIA continues trafficking drugs from Afghanistan ...
    Right after the US invasion, drug production began increasing drastically, and today Afghanistan produces 90% of the world’s opium, and on the verge of becoming a narco-state. There are reports of US forces admitting that drugs are flown out of Afghanistan in US planes.
    04/2/2020 - 2:14 am | View Website
  • When Afghanistan was just a laid-back highlight on the ...
    As inconceivable as it is today, war-torn Afghanistan was once an essential stop on the backpacker route (dubbed the “hippie trail” or “overland”) across Asia, notable for its gorgeous capital - dubbed the “Paris of the East” - and the ease in which travellers could score a little marijuana.
    03/29/2020 - 6:32 pm | View Website
  • Afghanistan drug trail spans the world
    The Taliban The drug is ravaging the young, poor and vulnerable in Afghanistan, and its proceeds are the lifeblood of the Taliban. It also is spreading on a drug trail that spans the world. While...
    03/21/2020 - 7:46 pm | View Website
  • Prevalence of drug and alcohol use in urban Afghanistan ...
    After direct age standardisation, we estimate the national prevalence of substance use in Afghanistan to be 7·2% (95% CI 6·1–8·3) for men and 3·1% (2·5–3·7) for women. When adjusted for clustering within households, we estimate the national prevalence of drug use in Afghanistan to be 5·1% (4·4–5·8), and 5·0% (4·1–5·8) in Kabul.
    03/21/2020 - 4:59 am | View Website
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