Drug lord extradited

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Afghanistan this week agreed to extradite notorious drug kingpin Baz Mohammed to the U.S. Mohammed is accused of running a heroin empire that controlled everything from poppy fields in Afghanistan to refining plants in Pakistan to street dealers in New York. Authorities say the proceeds from the operation went to support the Taliban. This marks the first time Afghanistan has ever extradited a drug trafficker. “We’ve put an end to the safe haven of an Afghan drug lord who orchestrated an international heroin conspiracy that poisoned Americans,” said Karen Tandy, head of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. “The will of the people to be free from the tyranny of the drug trade will prevail.”

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