Poppy Fields in Afghanistan

Afghanistan Grappling with the Transnational Trafficking of Opiates

The UNODC’s Alarming Analysis Published on Chaos International Translation: Lawrence Myers On November 13, 2013, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) published its latest report and gave an alarming analysis concerning Afghanistan, the world’s top producer of poppies. Certainly, this plant with its tranquilizing properties serves as a therapeutic when it is transformed into morphine, but it becomes dangerous in the form of opium or worse, heroine. Yet, 90% of the sales of this psychotropic poppy come from this war-torn country.