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sábado, novembro 04, 2006

Droga (43): Afeganistão

3 November 2006 – A United Nations-backed panel on narcotics control today expressed alarm at the rise in illicit opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan, by far the world’s largest supplier, and called on its neighbours to crack down on the apparent smuggling of a chemical needed for the manufacture of heroin within the country.
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“The Board is extremely concerned that hardly any of the countries bordering Afghanistan have reported seizures of acetic anhydride during 2005 and 2006,” INCB President Philip O. Emafo told the panel’s 87th session. “The Board therefore urges all Governments in the neighbouring countries to ensure that acetic anhydride transiting through their countries illicitly, is intercepted.”
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Last month, UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODOC) Executive Director Antonio Maria Costa warned the world’s health authorities to prepare for a significant increase in the number of deaths from heroin overdoses
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