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Myanmar Surpasses Afghanistan as World’s Largest Opium Producer, UNODC Report Finds

According to the UNODC's Southeast Asia Opium Survey 2023, Myanmar has become the world's largest opium producer, surpassing Afghanistan with an 18% increase in production. The report also highlighted the "Golden Triangle" region, which is made up of parts of Myanmar, Laos, and Thailand, and saw a 7% increase in opium production since 2022. The UNODC has called for greater international cooperation to tackle the illicit drug trade, as it is a major source of funding for armed groups in the region.