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In Depth (Afghanistan Drug Trade) #866450

NBC Evening News for Friday, Apr 27, 2007
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Nangarhar, Afghanistan: Jim Maceda) The US effort to wipe out the opium trade in Afghanistan that is financing the Taliban's return featured; scenes shown of poppy fields and eradication police hacking at the plants. [“Drug czar” Lt. Col. Rick KAISER††- says the best place for them to get funding is through illegal narcotics.] [NBC News military analyst retired Gen. Barry McCAFFREY†- says Afghanistan is a narco-state.] [Nangarhar governor Gul Aga SHERRZAI† {thru reporter's translation} – says corruption is the biggest problem.]

Reporter(s):
Williams, Brian;
Maceda, Jim
Duration:
00:02:40

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