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Heroin Trafficking since 2001: It's a 'wrap' for the Global Junkie Roadshow

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Jonnie Goodboy
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The Gulag Archipelago, - had 'Paradise Islands'.

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« on: July 26, 2012, 06:59:33 am »

International drug routes
See also: Opium#Modern production and usage

Traffic is heavy worldwide, with the biggest producer being Afghanistan.[71] According to a U.N. sponsored survey,[6] as of 2004, Afghanistan accounted for production of 87 percent of the world's diacetylmorphine.[72] Afghan opium kills around 100,000 people annually.[73]

The cultivation of opium in Afghanistan reached its peak in 1999, when 350 square miles (910 km2) of poppies were sown. The following year the Taliban banned poppy cultivation, a move which cut production by 94 percent. By 2001 only 30 square miles (78 km2) of land were in use for growing opium poppies. A year later, after American and British troops had removed the Taliban and installed the interim government, the land under cultivation leapt back to 285 square miles (740 km2), with Afghanistan supplanting Burma to become the world's largest opium producer once more.[74] Opium production in that country has increased rapidly since, reaching an all-time high in 2006. War in Afghanistan once again appeared as a facilitator of the trade.[75] Some 3.3 million Afghans are involved in producing opium.[76]

'We live in a changing world, Mr JB. You see the world through the eyes of a previous generation, Mr JB ... etc'

Not changing very much I think you'll find, unless by change you mean:
... 'being maintained at former worst scenario levels', of course.

And 'of course', equally is that fact that the maintanance of The Afghani Opium export trade, is excused as the way Hamid Khazi, President of Afghanistan, was over the last decade able to keep his country's economic, socio-political model running smoothly,  in these Oh, so 'Difficult & Challenging Times'.

Tush, Tush.
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