Illicit and ongoing

Despite millions of dollars invested into counternarcotics operations, Afghanistan’s opium trade shows no sign of abating – and the country remains the world’s biggest opium producer

By ARSHAD MEHMOOD / THE MEDIA LINE
August 15, 2018 21:50
4 minute read.
An Afghan policeman destroys poppies during a campaign against narcotics in Kunar province, 2014. RE

An Afghan policeman destroys poppies during a campaign against narcotics in Kunar province, 2014. REUTERSParwiz . (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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Despite large amounts of money invested in counter-narcotics operations by the Afghan government and the United States, Afghanistan remains the world’s largest opium producer.

A recent report published by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) indicates that Washington contributed roughly $8.62 billion to eradicating poppy farming in Afghanistan from 2002 to 2017.

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