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FARC, Taliban are among largest traffickers: US

Last Updated: Friday, April 8, 2011 - 00:55

Cancun: A top US State Department
anti-narcotics official says Colombia`s leftist rebels and the
Taliban are among the world`s largest drug-trafficking

Assistant Secretary of State William Brownfield says
that drug-trafficking organisations have aligned with
political and ideological movements in recent decades, citing
the followers of Osama bin Laden and the Revolutionary Armed
Forces of Colombia as examples.

Brownfield says that although the two organisations
don`t exist for drug trafficking, it can no longer be
considered separate from their political and ideological

Brownfield addressed representatives of more than 100
countries today at the annual International Conference for
Drug Control in Cancun.


First Published: Friday, April 8, 2011 - 00:55

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