Monday, 9 May 2016
ISIS Uses Turkey For Trafficking Heroin To Europe
The $500 billion annual income from illegal drug trade was the financial and organizational basis for new terrorist organizations, such as Boko Haram, Islamic State and others. Illegal drugs are a kind of gold and foreign currency reserves for quasi-state groups.
IS made up to $1 billion annually from Afghan heroin trafficked through its territory. He predicted another record-high poppy harvest in the terrorist-controlled lands, and urged countries to raise the issue of fighting the IS drugs trade at the highest international level, including at the UN, saying it represents a global security threat.
So far the heroin transported to the European Union via Turkey and the Balkans yields ISIS about $150 billion for distribution to members of the criminal chain. This money is getting into the criminal turnover and destabilizes the situation in the transit countries. Turkey is exactly such a country.
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