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Afghanistan's Drug Problem (VOA On Assignment Feb. 28, 2014)i
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February 28, 2014 1:47 PM
VOA's Kokab Farshori joins On Assignment's Alex Villarreal to discuss his coverage of Afghanistan's multibillion-dollar opium trade. Kokab says demand, especially in rich countries, is a major driver of Afghanistan's illegal drug business.

Afghanistan's Drug Problem (VOA On Assignment Feb. 28, 2014)

Published February 28, 2014

VOA's Kokab Farshori joins On Assignment's Alex Villarreal to discuss his coverage of Afghanistan's multibillion-dollar opium trade. Kokab says demand, especially in rich countries, is a major driver of Afghanistan's illegal drug business.

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