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Issue 15 | December 22 2011
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Opium cultivation up significantly in Myanmar and Lao PDR, UNODC warns

Bangkok (Thailand), 15 December 2011 - Opium poppy cultivation has doubled in South-East Asia since 2006 according to a report released by UNODC in Bangkok today. Myanmar accounts for the vast majority of this opium, and during the past 5 years the cultivation in this country has increased remorselessly. The regional cultivation figure for 2011 is 16 per cent higher than in the preceding year, the report says.

"The high prices for opium in the Lao DPR and Thailand, as well as steep price increases in Myanmar, are making... [Read More]

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