Afghanistan is the leading producer of illicit opium at the global level. Afghan opium income was used by the war lords during the civil war and after the civil war ended, the Taliban has continued to enjoy the huge volume of income generated from Afghan opiates. Every year some US 2–3 billion afghan opiate money flows to the Afghan drug traders and a certain percentage of this amount goes to the Afghan Taliban. Terrorist groups in Pakistan, including the Pakistani Taliban, Haqqani Group and al-Qaedahave indirectly benefited from the opiate trade as well. The total market value of Afghan opiates in Pakistan is estimated around US$ 1–2 billion per year. A remarkable percentage of this amount is enjoyed by Terrorist groups in Pakistan. Afghan opiates have also started to move to East and West Africa where al-Shabaab and Boko Haram are well located, particularly since 2010. Africa has therefore started to become a new hub for Afghan opiate trafficking and it is estimated that the level of opiate trafficking, organized crime and terrorism will increase further in Africa in the near future. Finally, it is believed that ISIS is benefiting from Afghan opiates not as a trader but as a user as well. Large volumes of morphine flow from Afghanistan through Pakistan, Iran and the Persian Gulf towards ISIS, which needs morphine for its fighters. The Annual market value of the Afghan opiate trade is around US$ 65–70 billion per year. It is much higher than the GDP's of a lot of countries worldwide. Thus, the Afghan opiate trade is a threat to global security. However, the policies and strategies developed and implemented to counter Afghan opiate production are not working well. Therefore, it is essential to develop and/or modify the strategies in countering the Afghan opiates trade and stopping its links with terrorist organizations.