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Afghan Drugs

BBC Correspondent Accidentally Gets Super High During Report

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 12.23.2014 | Media

Covering Afghanistan is often serious business. So why then is BBC Middle East correspondent Quentin Sommerville giggling uncontrollably while reporti...

U.S. Shouldn't Abandon Counternarcotics Effort in Afghanistan

Sen. Dianne Feinstein | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics
Sen. Dianne Feinstein

Why does the cultivation of poppy -- the plant used to produce heroin -- in a faraway land matter? Simply put, the illicit drug trade in Afghanistan finances terrorist activities of the Taliban.

Afghan Anti-Drug Officers Burn Confiscated Opium (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Hamid Karzai may have slammed recent drug raids conducted by U.S. and Russian agents in Afghanistan as "a violation of sovereignty," yet tha...

Afghanistan's Opium Boom May Be Over

Yahoo! News | VIVIENNE WALT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Could Afghanistan's opium boom be over? Perhaps. According to the latest report of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, opium cultivation has...