Afghanistan is ‘becoming a significant producer’ of Crystal Meth – BBC News

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    Afghanistan is becoming a significant producer of the dangerously addictive and illegal drug methamphetamine, also known as crystal meth, a new report has warned. The country is already the source of the majority of the world’s heroin. Now the European Union’s drug monitoring body believes meth production could become just as big an industry. In recent months there have been multiple international seizures of vast quantities of the drug, worth tens of millions of dollars, suspected to originate from Afghanistan. Secunder Kermani reports from Kabul.

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    In This Story: Afghanistan

    Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast.

    Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.

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