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Thursday, June 12, 2008

The Biggest Drug Bust in History

posted by on June 12 at 11:35 AM

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.

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And you wonder why we're losing Afghanistan ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 12, 2008 11:40 AM

Oh. My. God. Maybe I should plan on vacationing in Afghanistan this year.

Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty | June 12, 2008 11:43 AM

yea for america! we win again!

Posted by max solomon | June 12, 2008 11:44 AM

Was the definition of insanity "doing the same things over and over and expecting a different result"?

Posted by Vince | June 12, 2008 12:47 PM

Isn't that definition of insanity also called "practice"?

Posted by Dying | June 12, 2008 12:51 PM

I don't think they're entirely worried about the hash making it's way to Western Europe so much as shitty US drug policy tries is focused on keeping coke from coming across our border. I real achievement was a huge blow to the Taliban's pocket book.

Also, RAF harrier jets are cool as shit.

Posted by Dougsf | June 12, 2008 12:57 PM

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