Since first taking energy in Afghanistan within the Nineties, the Taliban have been concerned within the mass manufacturing and distribution of opium, which is extracted from the nation’s seemingly infinite quantity of poppy fields.
The truth is, the United Nations Workplace on Medicine and Crime estimates over 80% of worldwide opium and heroin provides are sourced from Afghanistan. The gross value of Afghan opiate exports is estimated at between $1.5 and $3 billion per 12 months.
Forbes spoke with two specialists within the space of Afghanistan’s illicit drug commerce to study extra about how the Taliban’s cartel turned so rich and what might occur to drug exports now that the group has retaken energy within the nation.
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