Poppy and Opium in Laos

in Substance Abuse

In 2007, there were 1,500 hectares of illicit opium poppy cultivation in Laos, according to the United Nations.

In 2012, the hectares of illicit cultivation increased to 6,800.

Various criminal justice programs across the country eradicated about 700 hectares of opium poppy and destroyed 12 kilograms of heroin in 2012.

(Additional heroin trafficking statistics.)

Source: International Narcotics Control Board, 2012 Report, United Nation, March 5, 2013, page 80.

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