Russia rebukes US over Afghan heroin glut

  •   The Alex Jones Channel Alex Jones Show podcast Prison Planet TV Infowars.com Twitter Alex Jones' Facebook Infowars store

Isabel Gorst
Financial Times
May 24, 2010

Moscow has criticised US-led forces in Afghanistan for failing to eradicate heroin production and warned at the weekend that drug smuggling was endangering Russia’s national security.

  • A d v e r t i s e m e n t
  • {openx:49}

Russia says production of heroin in Afghanistan has increased almost tenfold since the US-led invasion to oust the Taliban began in 2001.

As drug smuggling across central Asia’s porous borders has soared, Russia has emerged as the world’s biggest per capita user of heroin, consuming about 35 tonnes of the drug a year.

The US has rejected Russia’s call to destroy poppy crops, saying that alienated farmers might join the insurgency.

READ FULL ARTICLE

This article was posted: Monday, May 24, 2010 at 2:36 pm







Infowars.com Videos:

Comment on this article

Comments are closed.


Watch the News

FEATURED VIDEOS
White House Tells Parents: Children Could Be Terrorists! See the rest on the Alex Jones YouTube channel.

Al Sharpton: Mob Rat For The FBI See the rest on the Alex Jones YouTube channel.

© 2013 Infowars.com is a Free Speech Systems, LLC company. All rights reserved. Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notice.