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Fears Taliban could 'form alliance' with deadly Mexican drug cartels

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Daily Star's biggest headlines straight to your inbox!Fears are growing that Taliban and Mexican cartels could form an alliance as they are both financially dependent on drug trafficking and use extreme violence to expand their political power.In 2009, experts presented evidence to the US Congress on the global perils posed by the Taliban and Mexico's cartels as "transitional drug-trafficking organisations" detailing the worrying similarities they share.It is estimated that around 95% of the world's opium poppies are cultivated in Afghanistan, Mexico and Myanmar.Now with the Taliban taking back control of Afghanistan again, experts fear they will further tighten their grip opium poppy cultivation, which will have an impact on the global.

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