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Narcotics surge aids Afghan, Colombia militants

Narcotics supplies have increased sharply in parts of Afghanistan and Colombia where insurgents are in control, helping them fund their activities, the United Nations said on Thursday. While cultivation of the opium poppy stabilized or dropped in many parts of Afghanistan, five southern regions controlled by Taliban militants produced enough poppy to double the world’s opium output between 2005 and 2007, the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime said in its World Drug Report 2008. Full Story

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