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Afghanistan steps up poppy field eradication: UN drugs office

Afghanistan has stepped up its efforts to eradicate poppy crops in 2007 after producing a record amount of the key ingredient for heroin production last year, a senior UN official said here Sunday. Officials have destroyed some 25,000 hectares (61,000 acres) of opium poppy fields so far this year, compared to 15,000 hectares during all of 2006, said Andrea Mancini, the project coordinator for Central Asia of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime. Full Story

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