Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Let's buy up Afghan heroin, British MP says

London: The UK government should buy up the heroin crop in Afghanistan and use it around the world for pain relief, according to Member of Parliament Andrew Selous.

Speaking in the House of Commons he said to fellow MPs: "Why, given that heroin can have legitimate medical uses, cannot we buy up the Afghan heroin crop and use it around the world for pain relief? That would stop it flooding into this country illegally. We need much serious thought on that issue."
"Given that we know that 90 per cent of the heroin on UK streets comes from Afghanistan and that we have a major military presence there, it is extraordinary that we cannot do more to stop the poppy crop ending up here."
Details from the Dunstable News.

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