Opium, a perfume comes to mind, so expensive; then there is morphine which eases the pain but worst of all is the Opium in the form of cocaine, heroin that has blighted Ireland and the world with a pestilence called drug addiction. Afghanistan is the main supplier and look at what our marketing with the Taliban has achieved now. Opium is morphine sold by Pharmaceutical countries but that pink flower is also heroin, cocaine and it steals lives. Ireland has its own gangland thugs who deal in world markets and exploit too.

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Opium: Afghanistan’s drug trade that helped fuel the Taliban

Taliban are involved in all facets, from poppy planting, opium extraction, trafficking to charging smugglers export fees.

More than 80 percent of global opium and heroin come from Afghanistan [File: Parwiz/Reuters]


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