Not like that should surprise anyone. But the latest numbers from the UN's Office on Drugs and Crime really hammer it home.
Articles tagged "opium"
The US-backed regime, the country's economic stability, law enforcement, and terrorist insurgents are all tangled up in the illegal drug trade.
Replacing the terror war with the drug war is going to be a rather difficult task.
When NATO alliance forces roll out of Afghanistan in 2014, the fogs of another war could continue billowing out from the country’s southern and western provinces.
The international war on drugs continues to rage, with opium poppies extending a slow but steady comeback trend dating back to 2006. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime "reports":http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/frontpage/2012/January/afg…