The top U.S. anti-drug official said Saturday that Afghan poppies would be sprayed with herbicide to combat an opium trade that produced a record heroin haul this year, a measure likely to anger farmers and scare Afghans unfamiliar with weed killers. John Walters, the director of the U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy, said Afghanistan could turn into a narco-state unless “giant steps” are made toward eliminating poppy cultivation. Full Story
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