More than half of Afghan police in Helmand province on drugs, British official claims

Use is "undermining security sector reform" and "contributing to corruption"

A British official working in Afghanistan’s Helmand province says 60 per cent of the province’s police use drugs. In an email to Britain’s Foreign Office obtained by the BBC, the official said police drug use was “undermining security sector reform and state-building efforts as well as contributing to corruption.” The provincial government admitted that police taking drugs was a “huge problem” in his province.