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Drug Trade Booms in Afghanistan

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Drug Trade Booms in Afghanistan

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Drug Trade Booms in Afghanistan

Drug Trade Booms in Afghanistan

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Drug enforcement officials say Afghanistan is now supplying 86 percent of the world's heroin products. Much of the economic growth in the country is being fueled by money from Afghan traffickers and producers, who are earning an estimated $2.8 billion this year. NPR's Ivan Watson reports.