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Afghanistan / Drug Trade #1017325

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 16, 2012
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) Remarks from U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon about Afghanistan’s drug problem reported.

(Kabul: Willem Marx) The heroin addiction problem in Afghanistan examined; scenes shown of addicts living under a bridge in Kabul, men re-using bloody syringes, a man who collapsed from an overdose; details given about the spread of HIV through needles and a recovery program involving methadone. [Former user Abdulrahim REJEE†† {thru reporter's translation} – says his life has changed.] [U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime Jean-Luc LEMAHIEU††- says we need to expand the methadone service.]

Pelley, Scott;
Marx, Willem

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