South Asia Smuggling

NPR's John Burnett reports from Peshawar, Pakistan that the U.S. bombing campaign in Afghanistan has disrupted a smuggling tradition in south Asia. By treaty, Pakistan has allowed goods to enter its port in Karachi and travel to Afghanistan duty free. Before the bombing started, some of those goods would return to Pakistan to be sold in smuggler's markets. That flow of smuggled goods has now slowed.

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