opium opium  /ˈoʊ pi əm/


  • (n) an addictive narcotic extracted from seed capsules of the opium poppy


  1. While land under poppy cultivation is down and farmers are switching to other crops, the country has become efficient at producing more opium per acre.
  2. Afghan men harvest opium in a poppy field in a village in Farah province, Afghanistan.
  3. The renewed trade in opium has worsened all those problems.


  1. Girl, 4, in protective custody after opium poppy, pot grow raided in Humboldt County

    HUMBOLDT COUNTY -- A 4-year-old girl was taken into protective custody on Monday and her parents arrested after police found an opium poppy and marijuana growing operation at their home in Fortuna.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: San Jose Mercury News

  2. Girl, 4, taken into protective custody at Fortuna pot, poppy grow

    A Fortuna couple was arrested Monday and their 4-year-old daughter was taken into protective custody after law enforcement reported finding poppies to make opium in the backyard and nearly 350 marijuana plants in the home's bathroom and an attached
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Eureka Times-Standard

  3. Police and fire calls

    POLICE CALLS People booked into the Shawnee County Jail in connection with felonies. Jesse Alan Jim, 33, in connection with possession of opiate/opium/narcotic drug and/or stimulant, 8:08 p.m. 6/9.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal

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  1. "The Taliban are using opium to finance their activities in Afghanistan," Bogdanos told The Associated Press in an interview. "Well, they don't have opium in Iraq. What they have is an almost limitless supply of is antiquities. And so they're...
    on Mar 18, 2008 By: Matthew Bogdanos Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "History teaches us that it will take a generation to render Afghanistan opium-free," said Antonio Maria Costa, executive director of UNODC. "Those driving the drug industry must be brought to justice and officials who support it sacked."
    on Nov 28, 2006 By: Antonio Source: Guardian Unlimited

  3. "The AFP will work closely with local authorities to combat the illicit drug trade out of Afghanistan, which mostly comprises opium to manufacture heroin," Ellison said.
    on Jan 30, 2007 By: Chris Ellison Source: International Herald Tribune

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