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List of top ten drug traffickers to be announced soon

(Last Updated On: January 14, 2015)


The list of names and images of top ten drug dealers that some of them work in government institutions will be announced in media outlets up to the next one and half months, the counter narcotics department of interior ministry said.
According to officials in the department, the arrest and drug discovery had a double increase after the formation of national unity government but there is not the ability to arrest the drug lords in the country.
Opium cultivation and production in Afghanistan reached record levels last year, with the former increasing seven per cent to 224,000 hectares in 2014, and production levels potentially climbing as much as 17 per cent, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Opium cultivation is estimated to be at an all-time high in Afghanistan, despite the US spending $7.5bn to combat it.
Drug use inside Afghanistan has spiked, according to the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction. About 1.3 million Afghan adults were regular drug users in 2012, up from 1 million in 2009; regular opium users grew to 230,000 in 2009 from 130,000 in 2005. The population of Afghanistan is just under 32 million.
The narcotics trade has been a financial boon for the insurgency in Afghanistan, a country that is responsible for more than 80 percent of the world’s opium supply. The nexus between drug profits and terrorism funding means that opium trafficking is more than just an Afghan problem — it’s an international security threat.



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