opium : Definition, Usages, News and More

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opium

oh pee uhm

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

  • 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.
  • TRAN KHUONG DAN: Seeking a durable cure for opium addiction by becoming an addict himself.
  • Afghan men harvest opium in a poppy field in a village in Farah province, Afghanistan.
News & Articles

  • 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.
    June 11, 2013 - San Jose Mercury News
  • 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
    June 11, 2013 - Eureka Times-Standard
  • 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.
    June 10, 2013 - The Topeka Capital-Journal
Quotes

  • Matthew Bogdanos in International Herald Tribune
    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...
  • Antonio in Guardian Unlimited
    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."
  • Chris Ellison in International Herald Tribune
    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.

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