Heroin going from Afghanistan to international markets.
Narco-terrorism getting a boost
After the Taliban's occupation of Afghanistan, now a new threat has emerged and that is heroin going from Afghanistan to international markets. It has flooded the global markets. This is also giving a big boost to Narco-terrorism. Heroin originating from Afghanistan poses a serious threat to peace.
Afghanistan is the largest opium producer in the world. Afghanistan accounts for about 87 percent of global opium production, despite the US spending US$9 billion over two decades to curb illegal production, according to a report by the European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS). Information is given.
Soon after coming to power on 15 August, Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said, "Afghanistan will no longer be an opium-growing country. Help us and provide them an option to earn their livelihood.
Most Afghan opium is converted to heroin in laboratories in Pakistan before the European market. Hamid Mir, in his article in The Washington Post, asserted that Pakistan is at the forefront of the Afghan drug trade. The report said that forty percent of Afghan drug traffickers use routes passing through Pakistan.