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Saturday, October 4, 2008
Reports Link Karzai’s Brother to Heroin Trade
Well, what a surprise. A trusted family member running some drug trade on the side. If I were conspiracy minded I might think that that the Karzai brothers were useful helpers in the U.S. led, but with plenty of help, opium/heroin monopoly. The wars for Israel and resources have to have some sideline money makers. Someone's got the feed the banks.
Ruth Fremson/The New York Times
Ahmed Wali Karzai, President Hamid Karzai’s brother, in 2001. Both say accusations of drug trafficking are politically motivated.
Oct. 4th, 2008 at 3:42 PM
The New York Times
October 5, 2008 By JAMES RISEN
WASHINGTON — When Afghan security forces found an enormous cache of heroin hidden beneath concrete blocks in a tractor-trailer outside Kandahar in 2004, the local Afghan commander quickly impounded the truck and notified his boss.
Before long, the commander, Habibullah Jan, received a telephone call from Ahmed Wali Karzai, the brother of President Hamid Karzai, asking him to release the vehicle and the drugs, Mr. Jan later told American investigators, according to notes from the debriefing obtained by The New York Times. He said he complied after getting a phone call from an aide to President Karzai directing him to release the truck.
Two years later, American and Afghan counternarcotics forces stopped another truck, this time near Kabul, finding more than 110 pounds of heroin. Soon after the seizure, United States investigators told other American officials that they had discovered links between the drug shipment and a bodyguard believed to be an intermediary for Ahmed Wali Karzai, according to a participant in the briefing.