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News ID: 658
Publish Date: 9:37 - 03 April 2013
Drug dealings in Afghanistan kills more than munition an expert on narcotic says.
Amir A. Afkhami expert on narcotic and Psychiatrist write for Foreign Affairs : NATO countries alone, Afghan narcotics cause more than 10,000 heroin-overdose deaths per year -- making them far deadlier than the munitions that have claimed the lives of approximately 3,200 coalition personnel since the start of the war.

Meanwhile, needle-sharing among intravenous drug users has led to an explosion of HIV infections from the Russian heartland to communities in the Baltics and Eastern Europe.

The Afghan drug trade presents a unique threat to international security, since it has created unlikely bedfellows out of ideologically divergent terrorist organizations.
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