An Afghan farmer walks through a poppy field in Kandahar province. Afghanistan accounts for the overwhelming majority of the world’s opium production. Photo: AFP

Global opium and cocaine production is at a record high, United Nations says

Afghanistan and Colombia are responsible for the bulk of the output, and the amount keeps rising, while the opioid epidemic continues to be a major US health threat

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An Afghan farmer walks through a poppy field in Kandahar province. Afghanistan accounts for the overwhelming majority of the world’s opium production. Photo: AFP
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