Taxes on opium growers have been a major source of income for the Taliban. Photo: Reuters Taxes on opium growers have been a major source of income for the Taliban. Photo: Reuters
Taxes on opium growers have been a major source of income for the Taliban. Photo: Reuters
Afghanistan

China, the Taliban and the threats from the illegal drug trade

  • Taxes on opium farmers have been a big source of income for the militant group, which has pledged to stamp out the heroin trade
  • Drug smuggling poses security challenges for China, analysts say

Topic |   Afghanistan
Taxes on opium growers have been a major source of income for the Taliban. Photo: Reuters Taxes on opium growers have been a major source of income for the Taliban. Photo: Reuters
Taxes on opium growers have been a major source of income for the Taliban. Photo: Reuters
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