Thursday, January 17, 2008

Opium fields spread across Iraq as farmers try to make ends meet


So, Dim Son, how is your war on drugs going? Ya gonna lose that one too?

Not only is Afghanistan coming in with a bumper crop, but now Iraq is getting into the act.
The cultivation of opium poppies whose product is turned into heroin is spreading rapidly across Iraq as farmers find they can no longer make a living through growing traditional crops.

Via Independent.

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