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Afghanistan's Opium Production Soared

Afghan farmers collect raw opium as they work in a poppy field in Khogyani district of Jalalabad east of Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghanistan's opium production surged in 2013 to record levels, despite 12 years of international efforts to wean the country off the narcotics trade, according to a report released Wednesday by the U.N.'s drug control agency. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

World prepares for a bumper opium crop

November 13, 2013

Afghanistan'€™s opium production surged in 2013 to record levels, despite 12 years of international efforts to wean the country off the narcotics trade, according to a report released Wednesday by the U.N's drug control agency.