Drugs The Biggest Drug Bust in History
posted by June 12 at 11:35 AMon
They’ve finally done it.
RAF Harrier jets have been called in to destroy the largest drugs seizure in history after Afghan police discovered hashish worth at least £200 million.
General David McKiernan, the new Nato commander in Afghanistan, said the police had “made a huge step forward” in “curbing the tide of illegal drug trade in this country.”
Gen McKiernan added: “With this single find, they have seriously crippled the Taliban’s ability to purchase weapons that threaten the safety and security of the Afghan people and the region.”
Yup, they’ve wiped hash off the market. Just like the biggest cocaine bust stopped coke trafficking. Just like the biggest heroin bust stopped heroin imports. And now, this big hash bust has crippled the Taliban’s revenue stream… uh, except for $3 billion from that other drug crop.
But opium represents Afghanistan’s biggest drug problem. Last year, Afghans grew 9,000 tons of raw opium, enough to be refined into 880 tons of heroin, or 93 per cent of the world’s supply.