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Turkey + Opium = $60 Million

Zaman Daily News reports (29 May 2005) that Turkey, which owns one of the biggest opium alkaloid factories, annually earns $60 million through exporting opium poppy seeds and morphine. The factory, which processes 20,000 tons of opium poppy capsules each year, also produces 75 tons of morphine. Turkey exports 95 percent of its production and provides 30 percent of the world's consumption alone. Find the full story here.

Posted by Cynthia on June 1, 2005 at 12:08 PM in Heroin, Morphine, Opium, Turkey | Permalink