This week, CNN's Christina Amanpour reports on BOLDtalks 2013 speaker Najibillah Quraishi's "Opium Bride" documentary and investigates the wide-spread phenomenon of Afghan families giving their daughter's away to traffickers.
The father of the girl has done what many Afghan farmers must do to finance their opium farms: borrow money from drug traffickers. But the Afghan government and international forces’ attempt to halt the opium trade has quashed the father’s poppy business, and with it, his ability to pay back the lenders.
The drug lords have taken him hostage to extract a payment.
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