Opium cultivation in Afghanistan at all-time high

Observer Report

Kabul

The area under opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan has increased a whopping 63 per cent since 2016, a report published by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Afghanistan’s Ministry of Counter Narcotics has revealed.
The total area under poppy cultivation in Afghanistan has reached 328,000 hectares in 2017, experiencing an increase of 127,000 hectares in just one year, the report revealed.

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