Afghan Smugglers Earn 5$Bn from Drugs Sale
Afghanistan, Kabul, 10 October / corr Trend A.Hakimi / The Afghani Ministry of Counter Drugs, the military attache on drug issues of the US Embassy, a representative of the British Embassy, representatives of the ISAF and NATO held the conference, focused on possible solutions of problem of drug sale in Afghanistan.
Zulmay Afzali, representative of the Afghani Ministry of Counter Drugs, told journalists after the conference that world community will render assistance in struggle against drug sale in Afghanistan. Security zone will be created for struggle against smugglers and the project on prevention of planting of hashish throughout the territory of Afghanistan will be developed.
Struggle against drug sale is impossible owing to financial problems of Afghan peasants and absence of the special program on struggle against drugs.
Planting of hashish is stopped completely in 18 regions of Afghanistan, but this process is being continued in some regions, he said.
Smugglers killed 77 and injured over 100 employees of the anti-drug organization. Afghan dealers earned $5 bln from drug sale this year, Afzali said.
In accordance with the UN report, 8,200 tons of drugs were produced in Afghanistan in 2007.
92% of heroin and 93% of opium of the entire world production fell on Afghanistan.
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