Asia drug boom fuels surge in opium cultivation: UN

Asia drug boom fuels surge in opium cultivation: UN (via AFP)

Opium cultivation in Southeast Asia has doubled over the last six years as growing demand for heroin in China and the rest of Asia lures more farmers to grow poppies, the UN said Wednesday. Opiate users in East Asia and the Pacific now account for about a quarter of the world total, the UN Office on…


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