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What are 2 institutions that are involved in supporting drug abuse?

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    No legitimate organization "supports" drug abuse.

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    Horribly, there are big institutions that do support drug abuse. Here are two examples.

    1) Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Thursday demanded answers from top banking regulators over the possibility of shuttering financial firms that flout federal anti-money laundering laws or violate international trade sanctions.

    Referencing the penalties leveled against HSBC after the company was caught being used to funnel billions in drug money, the Massachusetts Democrat questioned regulators about why they did not consider forcing the British bank to shut its doors on U.S. soil.“What does it take?” Warren said. “How many billions of dollars do you have to launder for drug lords?

    Regulators fined the company $1.9 billion over the laundering, but Warren questioned why no criminal prosecutions were aimed at the company or its employees, saying they were not being held to the same standard as common Americans.

    Source: Politico dot com ...Found by putting ~banks that launder drug money~ into Google, first choice was this one.

    2)Former U.S. State Department Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Thomas Schweich, in a New York Times article dated July 27, 2007, asserts that opium production is protected by the government of Hamid Karzai as well as by the Taliban, as all parties to political conflict in Afghanistan as well as criminals benefit from opium production, and, in Schweich's opinion, the U.S. military turns a blind eye to opium production as not being central to its anti-terrorism mission.[27][28] In March 2010, NATO rejected Russian proposals for Afghan poppy spraying, citing concerns over income of Afghan people.[29] There have also been allegations of American and European involvement in Afghanistan's drug trafficking with links to Taliban.[30]
    Source: Excerpted from Wikipidia, opium production in Afghanistan.

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