Wednesday, October 20, 2004
This is your War on Drugs
So not only is opium production in Afghanistan booming, but now the lack of security in Iraq is lending itself to rampant drug smuggling in the region.
The head of Jordan's anti-narcotics department, Tayel Majali, says there has been a string of substantial drugs hauls along Jordan's border with Iraq.Thanks to the Angry Arab for spotting this.
Iraq's other neighbours were recording similar problems as the security situation in Iraq worsened, he said.
Before the Iraq war, Jordan had few problems with drug smuggling from Iraq.
But now this year there have been a series of big drug finds on the Jordan-Iraq border as smugglers exploit the collapse of security.