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The Post-9/11 Afghan Heroin Explosion

Posted By admin On July 3, 2008 @ 4:22 am In Commentary | Comments Disabled

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Thursday, July 3, 2008

Prior to 9/11, the poppy production levels in Afghanistan were at a low and many of the Taliban were against heroin and the opium poppies. However, since U.S. forces entered after 9/11, the poppy crop has skyrocketed.

The UN has reported that the six-year boom has lead to the Afghan crop being responsible for 92% of the world’s heroin trade. With Homeland Security and the War on Terror, it’s amazing that the drug still gets into the USA, one of it’s strongest marketplaces.



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[1] Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acWUbVCorQo

[2] ’1mn died’ from Afghan heroin, drug production ’40 times higher’ since NATO op: http://www.prisonplanet.com/1mn-died-from-afghan-heroin-drug-production-40-times-higher-since-nato-op.html

[3] Flood of Afghan heroin fuels drug plague in Russia: http://www.prisonplanet.com/flood-of-afghan-heroin-fuels-drug-plague-in-russia.html

[4] Over 20 Tons of Heroin Seized in Afghanistan: http://www.prisonplanet.com/over-20-tons-of-heroin-seized-in-afghanistan.html

[5] Afghan CIA Drug Kingpin Shot Dead by Own Bodyguard: http://www.prisonplanet.com/afghan-cia-drug-kingpin-shot-dead-by-own-bodyguard.html

[6] Opium Cultivation Rose This Year in Afghanistan, U.N. Survey Shows: http://www.prisonplanet.com/opium-cultivation-rose-this-year-in-afghanistan-u-n-survey-shows.html

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