Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Afghanistan opium harvest at record high - UNODC | Citizens for Legitimate Government

Afghanistan opium harvest at record high - UNODC | Citizens for Legitimate Government:
Mission accomplished! Afghanistan opium harvest at record high - UNODC 13 Nov 2013 Afghan opium cultivation has reached a record level, with more than 200,000 hectares planted with the poppy for the first time, the United Nations says. The UN office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC) report said the harvest was 36% up on last year, and if fully realised would outstrip global demand. One of the main reasons the UK sent troops to Helmand was to cut opium production. Half of the cultivation area is in Helmand province...