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In Afghanistan, the wild ephedra shrub breathes new life into country's meth epidemic
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In Afghanistan, the wild ephedra shrub breathes new life into country's meth epidemic

Once the ephedra lands in these district centers, often outside areas of Afghan government control, it is milled to a fine powder and sold in bulk quantities at open-air markets that have sprung up with the express purpose of providing supplies to local meth-producers.

Amarinder Singh calls for collective efforts to fight drug menace in Punjab, says UN body can play pivotal role
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Amarinder Singh calls for collective efforts to fight drug menace in Punjab, says UN body can play pivotal role

Amarinder Singh on Wednesday sought support and assistance from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to fight the drug menace.