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UN body flags threat from rising use of heroin in South-east Asia

The acreage under poppies increased 4 per cent between last year and this year. Most of this plant is grown in Myanmar, from where opium and its derivatives are trafficked to the rest of the world.


OPIUM cultivation is again on the rise in South-east Asia, even as trafficking and consumption of heroin, an opium-derived drug, is a growing problem in countries including Singapore.

A report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has said that, because of...

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