24 Jun '11, 6am

Myanmar drug production booms: UN: UNITED NATIONS - A PLANT disease devastated Afghan opium production last year...

UNITED NATIONS - A PLANT disease devastated Afghan opium production last year but Myanmar is seeing a worrying boom, the UN anti-narcotics agency warned on Thursday. Global production of cocaine also fell last year because of reduced coca growing in Colombia, but consumption in Europe is fast catching up with the United States, the top world cocaine market, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said. Use of so-called 'synthetic' drugs such as methamphetamine also reached a new peak, and UNODC's annual report highlighted particular fears about production in South-east Asia. A plant 'blight' in Afghanistan, which accounts for about two thirds of the global area under opium poppy cultivation, meant that world production declined by 38 per cent to an estimated 4,860 tons (4,409 tonnes), UNODC said. Afghanistan still accounted for 3,600 tons (3,265 tonnes) of opium and UNODC...

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