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India, Pakistan peace boosting narcotics trade: UN

Peace on the India-Pakistan border has kept the guns silent for years now, but it has also led to a surge in the illegal drugs trade in a region called the “golden crescent,” the United Nations said on Tuesday. “Three to four years ago, when there was tension on the border, the average seizure of opium routed from Afghanistan into India, was about 50 kg (110 lb) per year,” Gary Lewis, regional representative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), said. Full Story

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