Laos Transnational Issues 1998
SOURCE: 1998 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK
Disputes - international parts of the border with Thailand are indefinite
world's third largest opium producer (cultivation in 1997 - 28,150 hectares,
an 11% increase over 1996; potential production - 210 metric tons, a 5% increase
over 1996); heroin producer; transshipment point for heroin and amphetamines
produced in Burma; illicit producer of cannabis
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