Drug Lords Hire Professional Chemists in Afghanistan

It's a science job of the future: Primary researcher in the lab of a drug lord. Aspiring chemists from Iran, Turkey and Pakistan are immigrating to Afghanistan, where there are jobs for highly-educated scientists willing to oversee heroin production. According to the Financial Times, "Christina Orguz, Afghanistan country director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, said Afghanistan’s drug lords were behaving like businessmen and recruiting the best talent available. Afghanistan now supplies more than 90 per cent of the world’s heroin." [FP Passport]

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