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Heroin (Afghanistan)

Volume 402: debated on Thursday 3 April 2003

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps his Department is taking to monitor and control the dispersal of heroin from Afghanistan, with particular reference to its import into the UK. [106116]

HM Customs and Excise is providing advice and assistance to the Afghan Transitional Administration to help counter the narcotics trade there. Customs also has a network of Drug Liaison Officers who gather intelligence and assist in the interdiction of heroin along transit routes from Afghanistan to the UK.