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Opium production doubled in Afghanistan despite US anti-narcotics investment - SIGAR report - CRSS BLOG
The following is an excerpt taken from a section of SIGAR’s (Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction) quarterly report, focusing on the issue of counter-narcotics in Afghanistan: A United Nations opium-cultivation report released this quarter found that the estimated value of opiates produced in Afghanistan nearly doubled from $1.56 billion in 2015 to $3.02 billion in 2016. …