04-05-05

Afghanistan exports now Opium instead of Bin Laden

MAYWAND, Afghanistan - Afghan farmers have begun harvesting this year's opium crop, exposing the limits of a U.S.-sponsored crackdown on the world's largest narcotics industry despite claims by President Hamid Karzai that drug cultivation was down sharply.
Last year, cultivation reached a record 323,700 acres, yielding nearly 80 percent of world supply and buoying the economy.
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