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“I like President Hamid Karzai because now I can carry a Kalashnikov. This is the new Afghanistan,” she says, cradling her machine-gun on her lap and pushing the shades back over the black cap she wears to cover her hair when she is at work.
In the short time that she has been on the force she has already recorded a bust of 7 kilos of opium and 70 kilos of hashish. When asked about the dangers of such a job, Malalai simply stated that she faced greater danger during the Taliban rule since she secretly tutored women on how to read and write. While the job ahead will be difficult and long, Malalai is hopeful that one day her efforts, as well as the other women that will join her on the force, will pay off in a safer