That’s the question officials in the UK are looking into amidst reports that soldiers have been transporting the lucrative drug, Frank Lucas style, on military aircraft. It certainly makes sense if they were (and it wouldn’t be a first either). After all, how else can a country as occupied and remote as Afghanistan, still account for 90% of the entire world’s opium production?

The BBC cites a 2008 UN report that claims “98% of the country’s opium is grown in just seven provinces where there are permanent Taliban settlements” and notes how it allows “militants to purchase weapons with which they then attack the Afghan government and international forces.” So therefore British troops are collaborating with the enemy?