Afghan heroin production at new high

Ok, let’s see if we get this right. Food prices are going up, fuel is sky high, but cocaine prices are cheaper than ever. What a world. — PID

Mar 6, 2008 VIENNA (THE AUSTRALIAN) — Heroin production in Afghanistan reached a new high last year despite global efforts to battle the menace, while the price of cocaine has fallen to record lows in Britain as celebrities have made the drug socially acceptable. The UN’s International Narcotics Control Board said in its annual report that Afghanistan had produced an “exceptional quantity” of opium last year, 8200 tonnes, 34 per cent more than in 2006. The country now accounts for 93 per cent of opiates on the global market. Full Report