Afghan opium production increases as eradication collapses, U.N. says

Afghan opium production increases as eradication collapses, U.N. says
 

Opium production in Afghanistan increased this year to one of the highest levels on record as efforts to eradicate the crop in a country that provides much of the world's heroin collapsed, the United Nations said on Wednesday.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) reports annually on opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan, the world's biggest producer of opium and heroin, and is due to give its yearly update towards the end of this month.
"Unfortunately, preliminary results suggest that illicit cultivation has increased well above 200,000 hectares (494,000 acres),"... read more

 
5 October 2016 in World News, Views: 46
Source: Reuters
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