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Debt Traps Afghan Villagers in Opium Trade

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Debt Traps Afghan Villagers in Opium Trade

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Debt Traps Afghan Villagers in Opium Trade

Debt Traps Afghan Villagers in Opium Trade

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Afghanistan has seen a resurgence in opium trafficking since the fall of the Taliban at the end of 2001. Drug lords there entice villagers to carry opium across the border into Iran. But if couriers are caught or killed, their families are often terrorized into paying for the lost drugs. Fariba Nawa reports.

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