Price of an AK-47 assault rifle in Afghanistan

In 2009, an AK-47 smuggled into Pakistan was selling for $400, up from $150 a few months earlier.

The AK-47s in Afghanistan are made in China and was smuggled into the country by arms traffickers from Pakistan.

Source:  Tim McGirk, “Gun Prices Soar As Afghanistan’s Postelection Crisis Continues,” TIME, September 10, 2009.