Excerpts from this story referencing "Afridi":
"… lt of Pakistan. For him and others in the Khyber Agency region, Sahib Ayub Afridi is considered an angel. The illiterate 70-year-old tribal leader finances …"
"… sahs, and supports the penniless and widowed.But there’s another side to Afridi.A one-time notorious drug kingpin who in the 1980s armed the Afghan Mujahi …"
"… kingpin who in the 1980s armed the Afghan Mujahidin at the CIA’s behest, Afridi churns out millions of counterfeit cigarettes to smuggle across central As …"
"… actories and later for the safe passage they provide to the convoys.”The Afridi case is part of a broader trend of terrorism groups relying on contraband …"