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109,298. As Afghan heroin floods the market, back at home the Bush administration pushes through a new anti-terror law that’ll change the face of the domestic war on drugs. (Drugs & Heroin & Opioids & Epidemic & Gangs: Afghanistan) America’s War on Drugs IV: Heroin, Terrorists and Kings of Pain
109,299. 2001 Afghan opium production: 185 tons; 2011 Afghan opium production 5,800 tons = 3,000% increase. (Drugs & Heroin & Opioids & Epidemic & Gangs: Afghanistan) ibid.
95,617. The intervention has caused Afghanistan to become an epicentre of organised crime, insurgency and terrorism. The country now nourishes all manner of organisations, from the Turkish smack cartels through the despotic leaders of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, not forgetting al-Qaeda, whose prime source of income in the region is the Afghan opium trade. (Afghanistan & Gangs: Afghanistan) Misha Glenny, McMafia