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UN: Opium Production in Burma Increases

The United Nations says opium production in Burma continued to increase in 2013, in part because poppy farmers had few other ways to make a living.In an annual report, the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime estimated Burma, also known as Myanmar, produced 870 tons of opium in 2013 - the highest amount since it began keeping track in 2002.Burma is second only to Afghanistan in growing opium poppies, a key ingredient in heroin and other illegal drugs. In 1999, the country promised to eradicate...

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