8am: The Australian company Cpharm has denied the Taliban’s claim that it has set up a hashish processing plant in Afghanistan. The $450 million investment in the hashish process and the agreement with the Taliban is unrealistic, tweeted Cpharm today Thursday, November 25. Click here to read more (external link).
VOA: While members of Congress and others debate the tactics of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and the strategies of 20 years of war, there is one issue that has constantly plagued that country: Drugs. Narcotics. Specifically, opium. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: The drug addicts praised the efforts of the government but said there are people appointed as team leaders who are also affected by drugs and do not treat other patients properly. “We are happy that we are under treatment here but we are not being treated with proper behavior. Those are appointed above
Ariana: Local officials and residents of Kunduz province said Thursday that the number of drug addicts in the province has risen sharply in the past few months, largely due to poverty. Kunduz hospital officials said in the past three months, 91 addicts have been treated at the hospital. Click here to read more (external link).
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty November 17, 2021 Afghanistan’s illegal opium production increased by 8 percent in 2021 compared to last year, the United Nations said, as the opiates from the war-torn country continue to dominate the international black market, supplying 8-in-10 users worldwide. Afghanistan harvested 6,800 tons of opium in 2021, the UN Office on
The Guardian (UK): The Taliban’s announcement that it plans to ban the production of opium in Afghanistan does not faze seasoned dealer Ahmed Khan. “They could not fund their war if there were no opium,” says Khan, who operates out of Baramcha, close to the border with Pakistan. The Taliban has benefited the most from
8am: The Taliban are collecting drug addicts from across the city, and they are taking them by force to the health centers. “We are not in democracy anymore, it’s a dictatorship, and using force is the only way to treat them,” Associated Press narrated from a doctor. Click here to read more (external link).
New York Post: Ten percent of the approximately 700-person prison population are considered to be convicted or accused criminals – murderers, thieves, drug dealers and traitors. The rest are drug addicts who have been swept from the streets in the weeks since the Taliban came to power in mid-August. Click here to read more (external