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UN: Afghan Opium Production Increases as Eradication Collapses

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 Wednesday. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) reports annually on opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan, and is due to give its yearly update toward the end of this month. "Unfortunately, preliminary results suggest that illicit cultivation has...

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