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Monday, August 27, 2007
Afghanistan Opium at Record High
The UN says opium production in Afghanistan has soared to record levels, with an increase on last year of more than a third. The UN Office on Drugs and Crime report says the amount of opium produced there has doubled in the last two years. It says Helmand province is now the biggest single source in the world, surpassing whole countries such as Columbia. Afghanistan now accounts for more than 93% of the world's opiates.