“They will want a very good deal to end the production,” a former special forces soldier turned anti-narcotics consultant told VICE World News. “But let’s face it, they’re great negotiators.”
The Taliban banned production of the poppy in 2000. After twenty years of war, Afghanistan is now responsible for 82% of the world’s opium supply.
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It also found that addicts spend up to Rs 2,000 on daily drug usage and pinpoints peer pressure, easy availability and unemployment as the main reasons behind the rampant addiction.
“If a fisherman brings five kgs of heroin along with 500 kgs of fish in his boat, it is very difficult to catch him.”
Including an American.