Afghanistan: the Taliban at war against opium

The Taliban destroy, with simple sticks, immense poppy fields. Today, the cultivation of this plant is strictly prohibited, it is an order of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. The opium collected allows the production of heroin. The country is the leading exporter in the world. A farmer tried to oppose without success, his poppy field was also ransacked. “It’s very sad, because it’s a very significant financial loss.”he laments.

Drug hunt

An eradication of drugs which is accompanied by a hunt for drug addicts. They would be 4 million, out of a population of 37 million. The declared objective of the Islamic Emirate is zero drug addicts and zero drugs. But it will be necessary to wait several years to see if this prohibition is really respected.

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