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Survey: Afghanistan opium production up by 87 percent

Seattle Times Wednesday, 15 November 2017
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A joint survey by the Afghan government and the United Nation shows that opium production in Afghanistan has increased by 87 percent this year. The production stands at a record level of 9,000 metric tons so far in 2017, compared with 2016 levels. Afghan Ministry of Counter Narcotics and the U.N. […]
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