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For years, American officials have struggled to curb Afghanistan’s opium industry, rewriting strategy every few seasons and pouring in more than $6 billion over the past decade to combat the poppies that help finance the insurgency and fuel corruption.
Sydney's leafy streets are a world away from the opium-producing poppy fields of war-torn Afghanistan. But the rise of Iranian organised crime, flourishing internationally and entering Australia, is now reducing that gap.
The United Nations plans to launch several programs aimed at fighting drug trafficking in Afghanistan and neighboring states by the end of 2011, the executive director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said on Monday
A former cabinet minister has been arrested on corruption charges and a senior adviser to the president, who is also a former central bank chairman, has been questioned amid a growing banking scandal, the attorney general's office said on Tuesday
Afghanistan's biggest privately owned bank is being investigated following allegations of mismanagement
This Central Asian nation where ethnic violence exploded in the south this month sits on a heroin road that snakes from Afghanistan to Western Europe
Afghan heroin has been smuggled into Australia in increasing quantities in recent years, surpassing Southeast Asia’s Golden Triangle as the principal source, as the deepening insurgency and a shift in US counter-narcotics policy block efforts to curb Afghanistan’s flourishing opium trade
A drug trafficking campaign is being conducted against Russia on a broad scale affecting all spheres of its political, social and economic life
The Central Asian state of Tajikistan will start on Saturday a coordinated anti-drug operation aimed at preventing the smuggling of illegal narcotics through the country’s borders