Opium production breaks records again

Within just one year, the area used to cultivate poppies in Afghanistan has increased to 420,000 hectares from 328,000 in just one year. 

This, along with improved opium yields, has increased global opium production by 65 percent in 2017. 10,500 tonnes of opium were produced in 2017 — the highest since the UNODC first began recording global opium production.
Original Article (Daily Times):
Opium production breaks records again
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