Business Insider: The US is leaving behind a flourishing, violent trade in heroin and crystal meth in Afghanistan. The Om weed, which contains the key ingredient for making meth, grows wild in the mountains. One in 10 Afghans are said to be involved in the drug trade, about as many as are said to be
Drug addicts in Farah City in Afghanistan’s Farah Province say they have been forced to work without pay for the local police. They claim they were made to work away from prying eyes on construction sites inside military compounds. The provincial offices of Afghanistan’s Labor and Social Affairs Ministry confirmed the allegations, but the local
Jamila is 35 years old, a mother of six, and says her drug-dealing husband got her addicted to heroin. In the southern Afghan city of Kandahar where she lives, there are an estimated 300,000 drug addicts and only one treatment center that offers no places for women.
BBC News: Heroin has long been a problem in Kabul but now many are turning to meth, a cheaper but equally dangerous drug. A new report released on Tuesday warns that Afghanistan is becoming a significant global producer of methamphetamine. The country’s opium poppy fields are already the source of the majority of the world’s
There are an estimated 300,000 drug addicts in Afghanistan’s southern city of Kandahar, and authorities say that number is rising. The city is unable to help them all, as VOA’s Azizullah Popal reports from Kandahar. Bezhan Hamdard narrates.
Ariana: Twenty-eight Coronavirus patients have died in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Public Health said in a statement. Meanwhile, 319 new confirmed cases have been registered in the past 24 hours. The Health Ministry said that the total affected people reached to 31,836 in Afghanistan. Click here to read more (external link). Related
Al Jazeera: Nine people were killed last week by unknown gunmen in Afghan capital but residents deny they were drug addicts. The media reports of the slayings of drug addicts by unknown gunmen led to a litany of rumours and conspiracies across the city. Some Kabulis feared that the men may have been connected to
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty February 16, 2020 Gunmen have shot dead nine homeless drug users in the Afghan capital, officials said on February 16. The incident took place late on February 15 in a cave on the outskirts of Kabul near the Koh-e Qurugh mountain, police spokesman Faramarz Tamanna told dpa. One addict was found
1TV: In a statement on results of its annual estimate of Afghanistan opium, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy said output of opium made from poppy seeds in Afghanistan stood at around 6,700 metric tons last year. That was compared with 5,500 metric tons in 2018. Click here to read more (external
By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan: A settlement in western Afghanistan has become known as the “village of widows.” Some 50 women in the village of Mir Ali in Herat Province’s Adraskan district have lost their husbands, with many killed or executed after smuggling drugs across the Iranian border. Click here for more (external link).