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Desperate farmers turn to opium in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan

By AFP
02 October 2021   |   10:06 am
Desperate farmers in Afghanistan are turning to opium as a means to survive. Prices of opium have more than tripled since the Taliban takeover of the country, in combination with a deep water crisis have forced farmers into poppy farming. The opium is then smuggled over the border and turned into heroin for distribution in European markets.

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