Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

Das große Drogengeschäft in Afghanistan

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ARD Tagesschau24, 13 February 2013 (not online)

The round-the-clock news programme of Germany's main TV network, had a live interview with AAN's Thomas Ruttig today about the repercussions of the Afghan drug industry. Main points were: it is not only the Taleban who profit from the drug economy; there are protection rackets with links to people government or security forces positions; that the poppy farmers get the least part of the drug profits; and that the rising number of Afghan drug addicts are a reflection of how more than 30 years of war destroyed parts of the social fabric

The programme is live only, so no links etc. But you can see a video by ARD correspondent Jürgen Osterhage (in german) here.


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