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Troops seize drugs, bomb-making material  1.9 tons of processed heroin, 1,800 pounds of raw opium and 200 pounds of illegal fertilizer were discovered by troops during a security operation Synthetic drugs use 'rising'  Synthetic drugs are becoming increasingly popular while demand for opium and cocaine is dropping, a UN report says Fungus hits Afghan opium poppies  UN Office on Drugs and Crime: A serious disease is affecting opium poppies. This year's opium production could be reduced by a quarter World failing to dent heroin trade
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2013-11-12 Afghanistan opium harvest at record high - UNODC Helmand
C. 2011-07-21 Huge poppy seed cache confiscated Nimroz, Southern Afghanistan
3. 2010-07-17 Troops seize drugs, bomb-making material Helmand
E. 2010-06-23 Synthetic drugs use 'rising' UN
5. 2009-10-21 World failing to dent heroin trade UN
G. 2008-02-05 More opium likely in Afghan south Southern Afghanistan
H. 2005-05-21 Afghan president pressed on opium Kabul

Huge poppy seed cache confiscated Map of Nimroz Afghanistan
Afghanistan opium harvest at record high - UNODC


year 2013 Top ^

Nov.12   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


year 2011 Top ^

Jul.21   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



year 2010 Top ^

Jul.17   Helmand
Jun.23   UN  
May.12   Afghanistan  


year 2009 Top ^

Oct.21   UN  
  Afghan opium kills 100,000 people every year worldwide, more than any other drug. 15 million people use heroin, opium or morphine
Sep.1   Afghanistan   'Sharp drop' in Afghan opium crop
  The UN Office on Drugs and Crime says the cultivation has dropped by 22% in a year and production by 10%
Feb.3   Afghanistan Afghan farmers give up opium for wheat  Observers have noticed a significant decline in the opium trade, with the number of poppy-free provinces increasing from 13 in 2007 to 18 in 2008

year 2008 Top ^

Feb.5   Southern Afghanistan   More opium likely in Afghan south
  The amount of opium poppy cultivated in volatile provinces will increase this year, according to an annual UN assessment

year 2007 Top ^

Aug.27   Afghanistan   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   Afghanistan   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

year 2006 Top ^

Sep.2   Afghanistan   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   Afghanistan   Fight to stem bumper opium crop  Hundreds of farmers are tending pale green shoots of chief crop and economic mainstay: opium poppies

year 2005 Top ^

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


year 2002 Top ^

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


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