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Afghan opiate use doubled in last 5 years, UN says

Mission accomplished! Afghan opiate use doubled in last 5 years, UN says 21 Jun 2010 Use of opiate drugs such as heroin and opium has doubled in Afghanistan since 2005 -- with nearly 3 percent of Afghan adults now addicted, according to a U.N. report released Monday. Afghanistan supplies 90 percent of the world's opium, the main ingredient in heroin, and is the global leader in hashish production. Drug crops have helped finance 'insurgents' and encourage corruption -- particularly the opium poppy crop in the south where the Taliban CIA controls cultivation and smuggling routes.