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Meet the ‘Narco-state’ Called Afghanistan


The military and political crisis besieging Afghanistan is helping to allow an unprecedented boom in the drug trafficking industry. Thousands of tons of heroin are shipped annually to Europe and Russia. Efforts to destroy poppy fields have merely drawn the ire of farmers, who depend on the crops for their livelihood. Now, the U.S. is shifting strategy. But will it be enough?

The military and political crisis besieging Afghanistan is helping to allow an unprecedented boom in the drug trafficking industry. Thousands of tons of heroin are shipped annually to Europe and Russia. Efforts to destroy poppy fields have merely drawn the ire of farmers, who depend on the crops for their livelihood. Now, the U.S. is shifting strategy. But will it be enough?

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