“Where Does the Taliban Get Its Funding From?”

Aug 19, 2021 | In the news

They say that, if you want to find how bad stuff happens, or perhaps try to stop it happening. follow the money. To prove our anti-money laundering credentials, we have to download the ‘HM Treasury UK Sanctions List’ and, if it ever comes to it (It hasn’t), check any suspicious characters against it. For years, it’s been full of Afghans. It was, of course, well-known that the Taliban control a big chunk of the world’s heroin production. And I hopefully won’t find there’s a contract out on me for saying that there is such a thing as the Russian mafia. There must be, it’s  been in James Bond films. Does 2+2=4? Should I have a senior role in western intelligence? Not sure I could do much worse.

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