Afghanistan opium production up 43% - UN drugs watchdog | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Afghanistan opium production up 43% - UN drugs watchdog

Opium production in Afghanistan has increased by 43% in the past year, United Nations officials have said.

The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said the area used to farm the poppy plant, the source of opium, increased by 10% to 201,000 hectares.
But better farming conditions resulted in a higher yield per hectare, increasing overall production.

Afghanistan is the world's largest producer of the substance, which is the main ingredient in heroin.

Growing opium is a crime in the country, but it is still a major cash crop for impoverished farming communities.

The Taliban also taxes poppy production in areas it controls, which is a major source of income for its military activities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The reason for the huge increase in opium output has to do with the ugly reality that it is used by various US "alphabet soup" agencies to fund "off the books operations", then the money is laundered by such "proper" banking organisations as HSBC, and Wachovia, now a part of Wells Fargo.

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