eNews@East Asia and the Pacific

Issue 22 | 6 November 2012
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Viet Nam


Myanmar opium cultivation up despite rise in poppy eradication, UNODC says

Nay Pyi Taw (Myanmar), 31 October 2012 - Opium poppy cultivation in Myanmar rose for the sixth consecutive year, despite a significant increase in Government eradication efforts, according to a UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) report which was launched today in Naypyitaw, the Myanmar capital.

The UNODC report, South-East Asia Opium Survey 2012 - Lao PDR, Myanmar, estimates that Myanmar opium poppy cultivation jumped 17 per cent in 2012 to 51,000 hectares (up from 43,000 ha in 2011) in spite of Government claims to have eradicated 23,717 ha of opium poppy - more than three times the 7,058 ha it... [Read More]

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