British forces in war-battered Afghanistan (file photo)
Thu Dec 15, 2011 | A senior Afghan official has accused Britain of involvement in illicit narcotics trade in Afghanistan, Press TV reports.
"There are documents and evidence that show that British forces in [Afghanistan's] Helmand Province not only did nothing to prevent the illicit drug trade, but in some cases also took part in it," Yousef-Ali Vaezi, an advisor to Afghan President Hamid Karzai, told Press TV on Thursday.
"They cooperated in the cultivation, production, and trafficking of drugs," he added.
He also said that the restrictive conditions brought in the declaration of the national gathering of Afghan tribal leaders -- the Loya Jirga -- which was recently held to discuss long-term security agreement with the US, were still valid.
Based on the conditions, Vaezi said, the US-led foreign forces in Afghanistan would not be granted immunity from prosecution.
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