KABUL: The price of poppy has been significantly raised as the Islamic Emirate announced ban on cultivation of poppy and other drugs across the country.
Earlier, the Islamic Emirate’s supreme leader in a decree banned the cultivation of any kind of plants used for narcotics in the country.
The farmers said that the announcement of the ban on poppy cultivation caused a significant spike in the price of the product.
Niaz Mohammad, a farmer in Kandahar province, said that he cultivated poppy plants on 250 acres of land, where dozens of people are working on the farms.
“Until our government stops us from cultivating it, we will not stop cultivating poppy. We don’t care about the westerners,” said Niaz Mohammad, a farmer.
“It is a good business. A lot of people are working on the farms,” said Zarqawi, a worker.
There are children who are working on the farms.
According to the new degree of the Islamic Emirate, the usage and trafficking of drugs and alcohol have been banned across the country.