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UNODC Says Opiate Output Steadies in Myanmar, Laos

The United Nations' latest report on opium production in Southeast Asia says cultivation remains concentrated in key regions of Myanmar (also known as Burma) and Laos, with little change in output in the past year. The U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime's annual opium survey for Southeast Asia, released Monday, says over 760 metric tons of opium were produced largely in Myanmar as well as Laos in the past year, over 63,000 hectares. The UNODC says although the region’s opium output...

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