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FRONTLINE | Opium Brides | PBS

Duration: 32:46
Program: Frontline #3005
Broadcast Date: Jan. 3, 2012

Afghan opium farmers have long borrowed money from drug gangs to subsidize their crops. Now, as the Afghan government destroys their livelihood in an eradication program, the farmers find themselves in a horrifying situation: repay their debts or give their daughters to drug-traffickers. Najibullah Quraishi reports on the harrowing story of the collateral damage of the counter-narcotics effort.

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Post Date: January 3, 2012