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India's opium poppy comes under global glare

The Deccan Herald reports (3 March 2005) that illicit cultivation of the opium poppy on the outskirts of Bangalore is causing concern both in India and abroad, according to officials in New Delhi and at the Vienna-based International Narcotics Control Board (INCB). The seeds of the opium poppy are popular as a spice supplement throughout south India, but its illicit cultivation could tempt growers to tap the opium gum and use it for the production of heroin. Find the full story here.

Posted by Cynthia on March 3, 2005 at 06:07 PM in Afghanistan, Drugs (general), Heroin, India, Maldives, Opium, South Africa, Sri Lanka | Permalink


Heroin is from opium isn't it? How hard is ti to manufacture heroin from poppy?

Posted by: iresha | Feb 17, 2010 7:47:43 AM

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