Just as Britain withdraws from Afghanistan, opium production hits record high

Little over two weeks after the final British troops left Afghanistan, the United Nations has reported that opium production in the country has reached a record high.

The UN's Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) released its Afghan Opium Survey for 2014 yesterday and said that production in 2014 is set to rise by 17 per cent compared to last year.

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