Channel 4 News published this video item, entitled “Afghanistan ban could ruin global drugs supply” – below is their description.
Afghanistan has a serious drug problem – it’s the world’s biggest opium producer.
The Taliban – who seized back power last year – have vowed to ban opium production.
And it could break the world’s heroin supply. It’s a story about money, history and power.
But can the Taliban afford to ditch the drugs?
Or will the ban fail and leave them in charge of one of the world’s biggest narco-states?
Reporter: Lindsey Hilsum
Produced by: Ryan Ramgobin, Mike Smith, Matthew Lucas, Milena Dambelli, Kieron Bryan
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