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Afghanistan opium production almost doubled in 2017: Survey
According to the survey, the opium production rose by 87 percent and stands at a record level of 9,000 metric tons (9,921 US tons) so far this year, compared to 4,800 metric tons (5,291 US tons) in 2016.
  1. The file photo shows Afghan farmers harvesting opium sap from a poppy field in the Chaparhar district of Nangarhar province. (Photo by AFP)
The file photo shows Afghan farmers harvesting opium sap from a poppy field in the Chaparhar district of Nangarhar province. (Photo by AFP)

The United Nations and the Afghan government have released a new joint survey showing that opium production in the restive country has almost doubled so far in 2017 compared to last year.

According to the survey, the opium production rose by 87 percent and stands at a record level of 9,000 metric tons (9,921 US tons) so far this year, compared to 4,800 metric tons (5,291 US tons) in 2016.

The Afghan Ministry of Counter Narcotics and the UN Office on…

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