Why Afghanistan is not the only country to blame for the heroin production
“You often hear that Afghanistan is the root for all the evils in terms of drugs problems in the world,” UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) country representative Christina Oguz told reporters.
“I think this is wrong. It is not correct to blame Afghanistan alone for the heroin problem in the world,” she said.
Afghanistan produces more than 93 percent of the world’s opium and UNODC estimates that 60 percent of it was last year turned into heroin inside the country.
All the chemicals for this process are smuggled into Afghanistan.
“These chemicals originate from China, South Korea, the Russian Federation, Europe and some other countries,” Oguz said.
The UNODC estimates that about 13,000 tons of chemicals are required for the amount of heroin produced in Afghanistan, with opium output at about 8,200 tons.
No, clearly Afghanistan is not the only one to blame in this process…