Afghan farmers work at a poppy field in Jalalabad province, Afghanistan. Photo: Reuters Afghan farmers work at a poppy field in Jalalabad province, Afghanistan. Photo: Reuters
Afghan farmers work at a poppy field in Jalalabad province, Afghanistan. Photo: Reuters
Afghanistan

Profits and poppies: Afghanistan’s illegal drug trade a boon for Taliban

  • The US spent more than US$8 billion over 15 years on failed efforts to deprive the Taliban of their profits from Afghanistan’s opium and heroin trade
  • It is estimated that Afghanistan’s illicit drug business is responsible for more than 80 per cent of opium and heroin supplies globally

Topic |   Afghanistan
Afghan farmers work at a poppy field in Jalalabad province, Afghanistan. Photo: Reuters Afghan farmers work at a poppy field in Jalalabad province, Afghanistan. Photo: Reuters
Afghan farmers work at a poppy field in Jalalabad province, Afghanistan. Photo: Reuters
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