30 October 2009

NY Times: Drug Trading Brother of Afghan Leader Said to Be Paid by C.I.A.

“Ahmed Wali Karzai […] a suspected player in the country’s booming illegal opium trade, gets regular payments from the Central Intelligence Agency, and has for much of the past eight years […] The C.I.A.’s practices also suggest that the United States is not doing everything in its power to stamp out the lucrative Afghan drug trade, a major source of revenue for the Taliban.”

[via:No Agenda]

23 March 2009

UN crime chief Antonio Maria Costa says drug money flowed into banks

Interaction between drug traders and financial institutions has to my limited knowledge been hinted at by lots of people, sometimes with less “mainstream credibility”, for ages.

The original print edition of the article in Profil is described briefly here (machine translation). I’d really like to read the original piece.

Finnish readers might have noticed that this story was featured in today’s edition of Kauppalehti, a financial news outlet.

[via:Nelg]

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