The southern Helmand region of Afghanastan produces roughly 2/3 of the world’s opium supply, which is used to create heroine, among other drugs. The police down there, apparently, get first crack at the good stuff.
Sixty per cent of the Afghan police in the country’s southern province of Helmand use drugs, it is claimed…
The police are constantly under threat from the Taleban,” says Abdul Ghafoor, director of the Regional Studies Centre of Afghanistan, a think-tank based in Kabul.
“To escape from the psychological pressure they often turn to drugs.”