Operation Headstrong (2003–2004) involved the training of Afghan commandos in a grouping called the Afghan Special Narcotics Force (ASNF) by British special forces, including the Special Air Service, to seek out and destroy drug laboratories and to confiscate drug shipments. Britain later provided four helicopters for the ASNF's use. British assistance to the ASNF amounted to £6.23 million in 2005-6, £9.4 million in 2006-7, and £32.5 million in 2007-8.
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- "Hansard: Written Answer to Question - Afghanistan, drugs". Hansard. Hansard. 18 February 2008. Retrieved 23 December 2018.
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