The parts of the world hit hardest by the best-known Afghan business – the drug business –
are Europe, Russia, and Iran, which absorb some 80% of the drugs produced in Afghanistan.
Currently the country is responsible for 90% of the global narcotics output.
Russia’s drug control agency chief V. Ivanov outlined the situation at the
“Drug Production in Afghanistan: A Challenge for the International Community” international forum.
The US-led invasion of Afghanistan bred unprecedentedly favorable conditions for the country’s drug business which is presently flourishing in the NATO-controlled oasis.
While the Talibs used to ban poppy cultivation, the Western coalition brought unchecked freedom to Afghanistan, the result being that the opium production in the country has grown by a factor of more than 40 over the past decade.
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