Increase in opium seizures in Afghanistan

According to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, opium seizures in Afghanistan increased by 924 percent between 2008 and 2009.

In 2008, outside experts claimed that only 2 percent of the total opium production of Afghanistan was seized before traveling to Central Europe and Asia.

Source:  Associated Press, “DEA says Afghan opium seizures soar in 2009,” Google News, April 1, 2010.