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    Shan leaders acknowledge drug scourge in ethnic areas

    Eradication of narcotics a priority in peace process with Myanmar

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    Quote Originally Posted by News Ferret View Post
    The latest report of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) estimated that poppy cultivation in Myanmar now covered 51,000 hectares, an increase of one-sixth from last year's level of 43,600 hectares and the sixth consecutive year-on-year increase since the low 2006 level of 21,600 hectares.

    Total potential opium production in Myanmar this year is 690 tonnes, a 13-per-cent increase from 2011, it said.
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    690 tonnes...wow.
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    690 tonnes of opium produces 69 tonnes of heroin.

    I also read recently that Afghanistan produces 90% of the planet's opium
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