Monday’s confirmation by the Taliban jihadist terror organization of Bashir Noorzai, a heroin “kingpin” in Afghanistan, was made. He is a terrorist-affiliated warlord, who was released by President Joe Biden in return for American engineer Mark Frerichs.
Noorzai was sentenced to life imprisonment in America in 2009 for trying bring heroin worth $50million into the United States. His position as tribal leader allowed him to supervise opium production and heroin laboratories, and finance the war on America.
The release of this drug kingpin comes after a similar move made by the Biden administration in June when it released Assadullah Haijoon Gul from Taliban custody at Guantanamo bay prison.
The Taliban is currently the de facto government of Afghanistan and does not face any serious threats. The Taliban is the current de facto government in Afghanistan and faces no serious challenges. Former President Ashraf Ghani claimed that he is still in office, but is exiled. However, the United Nations has not yet recognized them as government officials, despite having given its approval to Taliban terrorists’ cooperation. They are only called “relevant Afghan political agents span” in official documents.
According the Associated Press Frerichs was freed on Monday. Frerichs had been a Navy veteran and worked as an engineer contractor in Afghanistan for 10 years. Frerichs was a civil engineer.
Frerichs is believed to have been abducted by Haqani Network. This terrorist group is known for its role as a bridge between al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and Haqani Network. Many Haqani Network leaders including Salahuddin Haqqani (internal minister) have taken leadership positions within the Taliban government.
The Biden administration declared that the Haqqani Network and the Taliban were separate entities after the Taliban took over Afghanistan. ”
Charlene Cakora was Frerichs’s sister and issued a statement Monday confirming that Frerichs was at her home and without charge.
“I’m so happy my brother is safe and on his way home to us.”
According the Associated Press Amir Khan Muttaqi (Taliban foreign affairs minister) celebrated Monday’s trade with the United States as a “new chapter” in ties between the two countries.
Taliban leaders celebrated Noorzai’s return to Afghanistan via their official media channels and spokesmen. They called him a patriot who had suffered in the country’s interest, but omitted to mention his heroin empire.
“By the graces Allah… Haji bashir noorzai has been released after 17 years imprisonment,” stated the Taliban’s Bakhtar News Agency via Twitter. Bakhtar shared videos of Noorzai with Taliban leaders.
Bakhtar published a piece praising Noorzai as a survivor from the “cruelty” that Afghans have suffered for their crime, patriotism. The article also included “drug trafficking”, but did not mention heroin or funding of terrorism.
Bakhtar said that Bashar Noorzai’s freedom would not suffice to end the work. Guantanamo prison houses other Afghan prisoners.
Although reports do not confirm that Noorzai was at Guantanamo at the time he was released, it is probable it was Guantanamo. This facility was used to house terrorist suspects captured in Afghanistan or Iraq after the September 11th 2001 al Qaeda attacks. Gul was released in June after he had written opinion pieces for Newsweek about the Black Lives Matter movement. Taliban officials pledged to continue international efforts for Afghans being held under charges of jihad in the wake of the 9/11 war on terror.
Noorzai was Kabul’s leader and celebrated the Taliban’s freedom.
The U.S Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) arrested Noorzai in 2005. Noorzai was accused by the DEA of conspiring to import heroin worth more than $50 million from Afghanistan or Pakistan to the United States. Washington also identified Noorzai as a “Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act” DEA said that Noorzai’s heroin profits in the “tens of thousand” were used by the Taliban to kill Americans.
Noorzai was convicted in 2004 and sentenced to life imprisonment.