Opium Brides on the Rise
Monday, April 21, 2008 2:45 PM

In some parts of Afghanistan, fathers are settling their loans paying for their poppy production with drug traffickers by selling their daughters. In poorer places, an opium bride is worth $3000, and in other areas, an opium bride may be worth $8000. Over ninety percent of the world’s heroin is produced in Afghanistan.

Compiled from:  "Afghan 'Brides' Pay the Price for Opium Fight," The Times of India, 1 April 2008.