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The Taliban Vows To End Illegal Drug Production In Afghanistan

According to press reports, poppy growth in Afghanistan has declined by 95% since the Taliban banned the crop in April 2022. The ban has caused a drastic reduction in opium production, which is the main ingredient for heroin and other illicit drugs. The UN report published on Sunday, November 5, 2023, stated that poppy cultivation has collapsed from 233,000 hectares […]

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Taliban Chief Says ‘Reforms’ End Afghan Poppy Cultivation

ISLAMABAD — The supreme leader of Afghanistan’s Taliban declared Sunday that their campaign against illicit drug production in the country had eradicated the cultivation of opium poppies, which are used to make morphine or heroin. Hibatullah Akhundzada’s declaration follows recent media reports and satellite images backed by the United Nations and the United States, concluding that annual poppy cultivation has “significantly” […]