Myanmar Surpasses Afghanistan as World’s Largest Opium Producer, UN Report Reveals

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Myanmar has surpassed Afghanistan to become the world’s biggest opium producer, according to a recent report by the United Nations. The findings underscore the evolving dynamics of the global narcotics trade and raise concerns about the implications for regional and international efforts to combat drug trafficking.

The latest United Nations report on illicit drug production and trafficking reveals that Myanmar has now taken the lead as the world’s primary producer of opium. The country’s opium cultivation has experienced a significant surge, surpassing Afghanistan, which has historically held the dubious distinction of being the largest opium producer.

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