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B. 2013-11-12 Afghanistan opium harvest at record high - UNODC Helmand
C. 2011-07-21 Huge poppy seed cache confiscated Nimroz, Southern Afghanistan
3. 2010-10-30 Karzai criticises US-Russia raid Kabul
4. 2010-10-29 Anti-drugs chief applauds Afghan haul Moscow
2010-10-28 DEA: $56 million worth of heroin seized Nangarhar, Afghanistan
6. 2010-07-17 Troops seize drugs, bomb-making material Helmand
H. 2010-07-05 Police kill 64 in Afghan drug bust Helmand
I. 2009-09-01 'Sharp drop' in Afghan opium crop Afghanistan

US jails Afghan drug lord for life  Washington: Haji Bagcho, 70, found guilty of funding the Taliban via one of the world's biggest heroin-trafficking rings has been sentenced to life in prison Huge poppy seed cache confiscated Map of Nimroz Afghanistan  Southern Afghanistan: Nearly half a million of pounds of opium poppy seeds have been confiscated during a joint raid by NATO and Afghan National Security forces   Karzai criticises US-Russia raid  Kabul: Afghan President Hamid Karzai has criticised the first joint operation by Russian and US agents to destroy drug laboratories in his country Anti-drugs chief applauds Afghan haul  Moscow: Russia's joint operation with the U.S. to destroy laboratories marks the first time it has deployed security forces in the region since 1989   DEA: $56 million worth of heroin seized Map of Nangarhar Afghanistan
Afghanistan opium harvest at record high - UNODC Map of Helmand

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  Helmand: Afghan opium cultivation has reached a record level, with more than 200,000 hectares planted with the poppy for the first time
 Most of the rise was in Helmand province

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  The operation was conducted by the DEA, the Department of Defense, NATO, the Afghanistan Ministry of Interior, Russia
 Raids disrupted four clandestine laboratories associated with a significant narcotics traffick. One metric ton of heroin was seized, along with opium


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  The UN Office on Drugs and Crime says the cultivation has dropped by 22% in a year and production by 10%
Jul.21 U.S. bombs poppy crop to cut Taliban ties Map of Helmand
  Helmand: The U.S. military bombed about 300 tons of seeds in a dusty field in a dramatic show of force designed to break up the Taliban drug ties
May.23 'Record' Afghanistan drugs bust   Helmand: International and Afghan troops have killed 60 militants and made a record drugs haul in the four-day attack targeted the town of Marja Feb.17 Drug abuse hampers Afghan police   Helmand: Sixty per cent of the Afghan police in the country's southern province use drugs

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Dec.22 Taliban 'narco-terrorist' gets life sentence  Washington: A distraught, sobbing Khan Mohammed, 38, begged the court for mercy, but got none as a federal judge here handed down maximum sentences Oct.10   NATO agrees Afghan drug role
  NATO defense ministers authorized their troops to attack drug barons blamed for pumping up to $100 million a year into the coffers of Taliban Jun.11 Afghans seize 'largest drug haul'
  Southern Afghanistan: Afghan police working with British special forces have uncovered a drugs stash of 237 tonnes of hashish, world's biggest seizure of drugs
Feb.5 More opium likely in Afghan south  Southern Afghanistan: The amount of opium poppy cultivated in volatile provinces will increase this year, according to an annual UN assessment

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Aug.27 Afghan opium at record high   UN: opium production in Afghanistan has soared to record levels, with an increase on last year of more than 1/3 Jun.25 Afghan opium production 'soars'  The annual World Drug Report says more than 90% of illegal opium, which is used to make heroin, comes from Afghanistan

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Sep.2 Huge rise in Afghan opium  UN: Poppy cultivation in Afghanistan is expected to soar by 59% this year: 92% of the world's supply of opium Mar.7 Fight to stem bumper opium crop  Hundreds of farmers are tending pale green shoots of chief crop and economic mainstay: opium poppies

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May.21   Afghan president pressed on opium
  Kabul: US officials say Karzai is partly responsible for the failure of poppy eradication efforts

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Jan.16 Opium production banned  Interim government has banned the cultivation of opium poppies to stop drug trafficking

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