Authorities Arrest Suspected Afghan Drug Kingpin With Links To Taliban

Sadly, oil isn’t the only thing American consumers are buying that helps fund our enemies. There’s drugs. The arrest of of Haji Juma Khan is the latest reminder.

By Larry Neumeister
The Associated Press
NEW YORK — An Afghan man was brought to the United States on Friday to face charges that he led an international drug trafficking organization that helped fund the Taliban to fight Americans, prosecutors said.
An indictment unsealed in Manhattan accused Haji Juma Khan, 54, of conspiring to produce huge quantities of drugs in two southern Afghanistan provinces since at least 1999. Prosecutors said he was one of the first to be prosecuted under a 2006 federal narco-terrorism law.
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