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Afghan opium production jumps to record level, up 87 per cent: Survey

Yury Fedotov UNODC Executive Director calls for greater cooperation on drug control, its high time for international community and Afghanistan to reprioritize drug control and acknowledge that every nation has shared responsibility for this global problem, fighting illicit financial flows, terrorism financing as Afghan opium production jumps to record level, up 87 per cent of 9,000 metric tons in 2017 compared with 2016 levels,according to latest Afghanistan Opium Survey figures released  by Afghan Ministry of Counter Narcotics and UNODC, area under opium poppy cultivation also increased to record 328,000 hectares in 2017, up 63 per cent compared with 201,000 hectares in 2016 …………….Please Log in or Subscribe to view full details…..

 

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