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Thursday, January 16, 2014

The real funding behind Al Qaeda: RECORD BREAKING OPIUM CROP IN AFGHANISTAN IN 2013

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Afghanistan seeks help in drugs fight after opium crop hits record | Reuters
Afghanistan needs more financial assistance for its anti-narcotics fight after opium cultivation hit a record high last year, a government minister said on Wednesday, as international forces prepare to leave the country.
Traditional method of harvesting opium by hand...
Traditional method of harvesting opium by hand, still in use today (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Afghanistan is the world's top cultivator of the poppy, from which opium and heroin are produced.
Afghanistan’s poppy farmers plant record-breaking opium crop in 2013 | The Raw Story
Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan reached a record high in 2013 as farmers seek to “insure” themselves ahead of NATO forces’ withdrawal next year, the United Nations said Wednesday.
The area under cultivation rose by 36 percent in 2013, the UN drugs agency UNODC said in its annual report on Afghanistan, while production of opium, the main ingredient in heroin, jumped almost 50 percent compared with last year.
Afghanistan's opium crop sets new records - News - Stripes
Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan surged to record heights in 2013, increasing for the third straight year in a row and confirming the country’s status as the world’s No. 1 exporter of the opium crop.
According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s annual Opium Survey, published in November, two factors were behind the rise in cultivation: high opium prices and speculation due to the withdrawal of U.S. and international troops from Afghanistan. Cultivation of the crop spread to two previously poppy-free provinces, Faryab and Balkh, in northern Afghanistan.
Afghanistan's poppy farmers plant record opium crop, UN report says | World news | The Guardian
Despite 10 years of western efforts to curb production, a combination of economics and political instability means farmers in the world's largest heroin-producing country are as enthusiastic as ever for the poppy

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