‘Golden Triangle’ opium production down 85 percent since 1998: UN

Opium production is on the way to being eradicated in the “Golden Triangle” of Myanmar, Laos and Thailand after falling 85 percent since 1998, the United Nations said. “Laos and Thailand are almost opium-free. If the current trend continues, there will soon be only one opium-producing country left in the world —

Afghanistan,” United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) head Antonio Maria Costa said in a statement. Full Story

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