Afghan institutions too weak to handle drugs problem: UN

By 0utrider · Feb 7, 2008 · ·
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  1. aerozeppelin123
    "An opium crackdown is bearing fruit in the north and east of Afghanistan, but progress there has been outweighed by increased production in the south"

    That's why this problem can never be solved using methods of eradication, any 'crackdown' on poppy fields in one place leads to a profit opportunity for growers elsewhere, so production simply moves there. Sadly I think it will be many years and a lot of wasted lives and money before the authorities acknowledge this and move on to effective policies.
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