FARC, Taliban are among largest traffickers: US
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Last Updated: Friday, April 08, 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 organisations.

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 goals.

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


First Published: Friday, April 08, 2011, 00:55

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