Afghanistan's booming drugs trade under Taliban rule – BBC News



With economic collapse in Afghanistan, the country’s drug trade appears to be booming.

Afghanistan has long been linked with the production of opium and heroin and is also now a major producer of crystal meth.

The Taliban say farmers cannot be banned from producing drugs for now because there are no alternative sources of income for poor families.

Clive Myrie presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Secunder Kermani and cameraman Malik Mudassir.

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31 comments

  1. They act as if there are no alternatives. Every country is harmed by illegal drugs. Yet it is allowed by the governments and the people.

  2. The Taliban doesn't care if they eat, they want the money from the opium. It's all about money for the Taliban, very little to do with selling opium to feed or support people because they can't get real jobs.

  3. Afghans were using this to increase their economic condition but when US came to Afghanistan and destroy its peace people used to these drugs now talibans will get over it

  4. Another example of Nazi Britain and AmeriKKKas media propaganda. This was a booming trade during the 20 years the USA was there. Ethiopia is standing up to the western media and so should the rest of the African and Asian countries.

  5. Yeah, the taliban (a group of murderers, oppressors, religious fanatics, ignorant animals…etc etc etc) will stop the spread of drugs… cause deep inside they’re good ppl and they really care.

    I hope Developed countries close their borders for good.

  6. So we'll ignore the decades of nato troops patrolling poppy fields. Blair Cameron and Boris need to take responsibility here

  7. Yeah I'd create infinite versions of a higher power too to make people feel okay about being lower life trash scum so you can have everything

  8. The irony of it being reported by the British, the world's first drug pushers who waged opium wars against those who refused to buy their product.

  9. As an Afghan I know its cold winter in Afghanistan how can drug grows there.. its old video showing their own failures on the the Afghan government Taliban

  10. License is must for
    illegal Plantation and selling process between farmer and government sectors under control institutes are can participate

  11. America are the ones who exported these drugs and ruin the country.. the Taliban just came in power.. No they employed wicked news reporter to exaggerated and make it seems as if its the taliban… The world is no-longer fooled by the wickedness america does..

  12. that’s why united kingdom and US invaded afghanistan robbing them for opium and bricks of gold

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