According to a report by the UN's anti-drug department, in 2009, Afghan heroin killed more than 90,000 people, Russia's Federal Drug Control Service head Viktor Ivanov told a press conference Monday.
He said he is not happy with the results of the anti-drug measures taken by NATO in the country, calling the situation in Afghanistan catastrophic. Ivanov reiterated that since the US sent troops to Afghanistan in 2001, the country has become the world leader in opium production and has outrun Morocco in terms of hashish production.
Global Research, January 18, 2010, Voice of Russia
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