From Cape Town to Melbourne, a new breed of semi-synthetic meth has become an export bonanza for the world's biggest opium producer.
The proliferation of flashy cars in one of the poorest countries in the world has led to a new local saying: “It is no longer ‘How much did it cost?’ but ‘How many kilos did it cost?’" A study released in 2007 estimated that drug money added up to 3...
"It is widely thought that every drug organization supports or works with insurgents in Afghanistan," said one official.
Not like that should surprise anyone. But the latest numbers from the UN's Office on Drugs and Crime really hammer it home.