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Meet The Stans
written & hosted by the BBC's Simon Reeve.
A four part documentary surveying north-central asia countries ending in 'stan' - save for Turkmenistan which barred the film crew from entry (see below).
Part Four: Tajikistan
Sharing an 800-mile borderwith Afghanistan, the source for 95% of Europe's heroin, Tajikistan ison one of the world's biggest drug trafficking routes. Simon joins thelocal police on a drugs raid, visits a warehouse with £100 millionworth of heroin, and gets drunk with the conscripts. They survive onjust $5 a month while patrolling the Afghan border.
The fifth"Stan", Turkmenistan, refused Reeve and his BBC crew a visit to theircountry. He will have something to say about that at the end of thefourth program.
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