Afghan Authorities Seize Only 2% of Drugs Produced in Afghanistan: UN

The UNODC added on Monday that five percent of the 34 million population of the war-torn country are involved in the cultivation of drug-related crops and plants. 

“With more than 1 million drugs users and 5 percent of the population involved in the cultivation of drugs, Afghanistan continues to pay [an] extremely high cost for the illicit drug problem in the country,” UNODC Executive Director Yuri Fedetov told reporters in the Afghan capital Kabul.

The UN official said that the UNODC will be spending USD 117 million over the next three years on its counternarcotics program in Afghanistan, the world’s largest supplier of drugs ….
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