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Drug Cultivation increases in Afghanistan

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Afghan ministry of counter narcotics says there are ten provinces cultivating drugs in a high level.

Afghanistan marks the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking as it is a leading country in the production, cultivation and trafficking of narcotic drugs in the world.

Despite this is the most devastating catastrophe in the country officials ended the program by repeating a number of usual statistics and promised plans which have never been fulfilled during the last 14 years.

Salamat Azimi, Minister of Counter Narcotics, said: “Unfortunately, the cultivation of narcotic drugs have been increased in Afghanistan.”

According to the information provided by counter narcotics minister there are 132 districts in Afghanistan cultivating drugs.

“One hundred and thirty two districts are cultivating drugs in all provinces, there is a rapid growth of drugs in 41 districts, and ten districts are our red lines,” Minister Azimi said.

Reports suggest that Afghan opium cultivation hits a high record in the world and annually drug traders receive billions of dollars from Afghanistan’s opium which has affected only more than 3 million people in Afghanistan.

Reported by: Farahnaz Froton

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