Friday, April 14, 2006
Afghanistan regaining the lead it once had
Mr Simpson of the Globe and Mail ponders whether Afghanistan moving from being a narco-economy to a narco-state? Along the way, he points out
According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), 52 per cent of Afghanistan's gross domestic product in 2005 came from the "drug economy." Afghanistan, continued the UN report, supplies a staggering 87 per cent of the world's opium...Opium is being grown in 28 of the country's 32 provinces.