What is state failure? See my conceptualisation of state failure on the right flank below.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Of morphine and EBOs

This is from UNODC's 2008 World Drug Report, page 45:
"Global morphine seizures amounted to 46 mt, up 45% on a year earlier. Most morphine seizures took place in Pakistan (70%) and Iran (23%). This suggests that important amounts of heroin are produced outside Afghanistan, as morphine does not have a large user base. The Pakistan authorities reported the dismantling of 8 heroin laboratories in 2006, the first identified laboratories since 1997."
Pakistan's eternal downhill slide continues.
Meanwhile, there goes another EBO. These "spectaculars," as Tom Coghlan once called them in a report, come with slightly increased tempo, because of the summer boost to the logistics of these operations.

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