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Afghanistan's opium trade, which accounts for more than half the country's gross domestic product, is supplying insurgents with hundreds of millions of dollars, the UN's counter-narcotics agency warned on Friday.
In 2006, opiate exports were worth $3.1 billion. The latest report said exports to neighbouring countries were valued at $4 billion.
that the total value of opium and heroin exports jumped up 29 per cent from the previous year.