Increased opium forecast infographic
Efforts to eradicate Afghanistan's illicit opium industry are failing, as the UN Office on Drugs and Crime forecasts a 40 percent increase in the area of land given over to opium poppy cultivation this year. Graphic shows annual opium cultivation in hectares and location of main opium producing provinces. Includes factbox on the opium trade and how heroin is produced from opium.
PUBLISHED: 1/9/2006; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Associated Press