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Afghanistan turmoil

India faces double drugs threat from Afghanistan, Myanmar

Officials worry narcotics will pour in amid political, economic crises

An Afghan man tends to a poppy field in 2014. Political upheaval in Afghanistan and Myanmar last year is threatening neighboring India with a wave of illicit narcotics.   © Reuters

ISTANBUL -- India is bracing for a surge in drug trafficking from both Afghanistan and Myanmar as political and economic crises in those countries stoke ideal conditions for smugglers, a top anti-narcotics official told Nikkei Asia.

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