What did $7 billion spent on opium eradication in Afghanistan buy? More opium.

The country is today the world’s largest supplier of opium, the purified latex sap from the Papaver somniferum poppy species that is usually then converted into heroin. It accounts for about three-quarters of the global recreational supply, and surging Afghan production is one reason why street heroin prices have been falling across the globe.

http://www.blacklistednews.com/What_did_%247_billion_spent_on_opium_eradication_in_Afghanistan_buy%3F_More_opium./36389/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Best regards,
Thor

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    […] What Did $7 Billion Spent On Opium Eradication In Afghanistan Buy? More Opium. July 4th, 2014 — “The country is today the world’s largest supplier of opium, the purified latex sap from the Papaver somniferum poppy species that is usually then converted into heroin. It accounts for about three-quarters of the global recreational supply, and surging Afghan production is one reason why street heroin prices have been falling across the globe. http://www.blacklistednews.com/What_did_%247_billion_spent_on_opium_eradication_in_Afghanistan_buy%3F_More_opium./36389/0/38/38/Y/M.html […]” […]

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