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Myanmar's opium cultivation up: UN

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The area of Myanmar under opium poppy cultivation increased 13% this year compared to 2012 to reach 57,800 hectares, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said Wednesday. 

"The best estimate for 2013 opium production in Myanmar alone is some 870 tonnes," said Yury Fedotov, UNODC executive director, in its annual update on opium production in the Golden Triangle - the area where the borders of Laos, Myanmar and Thailand meet.

Last year, Myanmar produced an estimated 690 tonnes of opium, compared with 41 tonness in Laos and 3 tonnes in Thailand.

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