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Bombed Away: Taliban Turn Cannabis Into Heroin

by | 13th, June 2008

daily-wail101.jpgIN the Mail readers can see a RAF Harrier blowing up the “world’s biggest drug haul” in Afghanistan by dropping three 1,000lb bombs on a 237-ton stash of cannabis.

Bombed away!

The Mail sure does know its drugs and its drugs slang. The paper calculates that if the stash is bagged into eights it would be worth £225million and weigh more than 30 double-decker buses.

But that’s not the biggest shocker. The Mail says:

“Officials believe the area – near to the Taliban stronghold of Quetta in Pakistan – was turning dried cannabis leaves into heroin.”

Turning cannabis into heroin? Might not it have better to allow them to carry on and show us how it’s done, given the heeling properties of opiates…

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