FEATURE: Iraq emerging as a vital route in drug trafficking

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FEATURE: Iraq emerging as a vital route in drug trafficking

Post by yunowu on Mon Jul 07, 2008 9:43 pm

War-torn Iraq is emerging as a key conduit in the global drugs trade, as criminal gangs exploit its porous border with Iran to channel their illicit goods to the Middle East, Africa and Europe. The Iraqi authorities say that since the 2003 US-led invasion the trade in illegal opiates, cannabis and synthetic pharmaceuticals has risen steadily, and that many drugs originating in Afghanistan enter Iraq via Iran. Statistics are hard to come by in devastated Iraq, but the Baghdad government says a...


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Re: FEATURE: Iraq emerging as a vital route in drug trafficking

Post by slxvester on Mon Jul 07, 2008 10:28 pm

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