Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

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Business as Usual: The Uninterrupted Illicit Supply Chain across the Borders of Afghanistan

< 1 min, 5 May 2020

David Mansfield’s overview over the impact the coronacrisis will have on the supply chain for illicit goods and the funds available to armed actors, criminals and insurgents. He looks at the smuggling business at Afghanistan’s borders, with special insights into Nangrahar and Nimruz provinces. On growing drugs: “all areas where the opium crop has typically been concentrated — and restrictions on travel on some of the major highways, these have had little impact on farmers and labourers who continue to move freely around the countryside.”