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Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001 at 3:52 PM
AFP, Oct.6, 2001 story featured at the RAWA site.
VIENNA: The Northern Alliance has become major opium
producer after a Taliban clampdown on poppy-growing
slashed world production by around 60 percent, a UN
official told AFP Friday.
The Alliance, which has won US support, in its battle
against the Taliban produced 150 tonnes op opium this
This was stated by Mohammad Amirkhizi, senior policy
adviser at the UN Office of Drug Control and Crime
"They always produce between 120 to 150 tonnes," he
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