The illegal drug production in Afghanistan has always been a major concern of the international community. Despite all of their concerted efforts, the global superpowers and international organizations have usually failed to tackle the problem of drug production in Afghanistan and the illicit trade of opiates from Afghanistan to the other countries of the world. According to statistics released by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Afghanistan produces 92% of the total world opiates. This amounts to an export value of about $4 billion, with a quarter being earned by opium farmers and the rest going to district officials, insurgents, warlords and drug traffickers.
Kourosh ZIABARI | 31.05.2011 |
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