Inside Afghan heroin trade

Drug traffickers tell Al Jazeera they have been driven into heroin trade by desperation and lack of alternatives.



    Afghanistan is responsible for a significant amount of the world's heroin supply.

    Production and prices of the drug are rising, despite a 10-year effort by foreign governments to eradicate poppy cultivation.

    Al Jazeera has been given exclusive access to a group of smugglers as they prepared to cross the border into Iran with a large delivery of heroin.

    Our correspondent Bernard Smith reports from Kabul.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Israel’s settlements: 50 years of land theft explained

    Israel’s settlements: 50 years of land theft explained

    On the anniversary of UN Resolution 242, Al Jazeera explores the illegal Israeli settlement enterprise.

    Robert Mugabe: Portrait of a presidency

    Robert Mugabe: Portrait of a presidency

    Some key moments in the life of the man who led his country from independence in 1980 until November 21, 2017.

    When is Thanksgiving Day and why is it celebrated?

    When is Thanksgiving Day and why is it celebrated?

    In the US, Thanksgiving Day will be celebrated on Thursday, November 23.