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The Independent Online
BAD WEATHER is playing its part in the drugs war. Officials in Burma, one of the world's main opium producers, revealed that drought is this year likely to halve the drug'ssource - the poppy.

Burma has 150,000 acres of poppy fields producing 680 tonnes of opium a year, but the Golden Triangle of Burma, Laos and Thailand has not seen enough rain to deliver the usual big yields.