20 October 2007

Bad news for smack addicts...

And their Taliban overlords.
-- KABUL, Afghanistan -- U.S.-led coalition soldiers and Afghan forces killed about 50 militants in two days of major fighting near a Taliban-controlled town in southern Afghanistan’s poppy-growing belt, officials Saturday.

Musa Qala has been in control of Taliban fighters ever since and is in the heart of the world’s largest poppy-growing region.
Boy... I sure hope this doesn't have a major impact on the leftbot sponsored safe-injection sites.
U.S. Gen. Dan McNeill, the commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, said this week that the Taliban fund between 20% and 40% of their militant operations through opium poppies.

Afghanistan is the world’s largest producer of opium, the main ingredient in heroin.
We don't want anyone to miss their daily fix.


RELATED: A little less Ecstasy...

For your Toronto teen.
An Ecstasy ring has been smashed after police raided a Scarborough home yesterday, seizing 2 million pills in a massive drug haul that could be worth up to $40 million.

The seizure from the Pipers Green Ave. home in the McCowan Rd.-Finch Ave. E. area is almost equal to all of the Ecstasy that Toronto police seized last year.

Shi Yan, 31, Ma Wei Qion, 29, Jian Yao Quan, 20, Wu Shu Qiang, 37, all of Toronto, and Ling Wan Shan, 50, of Brooklyn, N.Y., face numerous narcotics-related charges.

Technorati Tags: , ,