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Poppy-free Pakistan still remains global drug-smuggling conduit, says UN report

June 26, 2012 - Islamabad

The United Nations has declared Pakistan a poppy-free country, but said it is used as a route for smuggling of drugs worth 30 billion dollars from Afghanistan.

UN representatives said Pakistan is a major route for the smuggling of Afghan drugs and its provinces- Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa- have been facing a challenge in this regard, reports The Nation.

The UN said in its report that one-third of Afghan drugs are smuggled to other countries via Pakistani coastal areas of Balochistan.


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