Afghan farmers have long borrowed money from drug dealers to subsidize their opium crops. Now, as the Afghan government wipes out their livelihood with its eradication program, the farmers find themselves in a horrifying situation: repay their debts or give their daughters to drug traffickers as so-called opium brides. Take a walk in this disturbing world when “Frontline” airs at 10 p.m. Jan. 3 on local PBS affiliate, WTVS-TV (Channel 56). The episode will also report on the war against Islamic militants inside Pakistan.
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