Vice Squad
Tuesday, April 26, 2005
Afghan Opium Harvest

Farmers are beginning to bring in the forbidden opium crop in Afghanistan, according to this AP report, "exposing the limits of a U.S.-sponsored crackdown on the world's largest narcotics industry despite claims Tuesday by President Hamid Karzai that drug cultivation was down sharply." The article claims that almost 80 percent of global (illicit) opium came from Afghanistan last year.

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