Afghanistan Transnational Issues 2001https://photius.com/wfb2001/afghanistan/afghanistan_issues.html
SOURCE: 2001 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK
Disputes - international: support to Islamic militants worldwide by some factions; question over which group should hold Afghanistan's seat at the UN
world's largest illicit opium producer, surpassing Burma (potential production in 1999 - 1,670 metric tons; cultivation in 1999 - 51,500 hectares, a 23% increase over 1998); a major source of hashish; increasing number of heroin-processing laboratories being set up in the country; major political factions in the country profit from drug trade
NOTE: The information regarding Afghanistan on this page is re-published from the 2001 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Afghanistan Transnational Issues 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Afghanistan Transnational Issues 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.