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Report: Afghan Drug Lords Grow More Powerful

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Report: Afghan Drug Lords Grow More Powerful

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Report: Afghan Drug Lords Grow More Powerful

Report: Afghan Drug Lords Grow More Powerful

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Efforts to control the opium trade in Afghanistan have led to fewer drug lords — but those who remain are more powerful, with stronger political connections, according to a new report from the World Bank.

Renee Montagne speaks with William Byrd, who co-edited the report.