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UN: Taliban Enhances Links to Organized Crime in Afghanistan

The United Nations Tuesday said the Taliban’s involvement in criminal activity appears to have increased in Afghanistan, warning the trend has consequences for peace and security in the war-shattered country.   A new study conducted by a U.N. Security Council Committee indicates the scale and depth of this criminal activity is new, and builds on decades of interaction between the Taliban and others involved in criminal behavior, including narcotics trafficking, illicit mining,...

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