Articles Tagués ‘84% of World’s Opium’

An Iranian official said above 84 percent of opium in the world originates from Afghanistan.

Secretary of an anti-drug council in Iran’s southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan said Iran’s neighbour, Afghanistan, produces more than 84 percent of the world’s opium, a thick paste from poppy used to make heroin.

A report from ISNA quoted Zandi as saying that as many as 803 synthetic drugs have been created in the world and their production has jumped by 384 percent.

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