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Illegal drugs market ‘thriving’: UN

VIENNA: The global narcotics market is "thriving", with production of cocaine and opium substances soaring and opioids wreaking havoc, the UN crime and drugs agency said Thursday in a gloomy annual assessment. "As the report... clearly shows, there is much work to be done to confront the many harms inflicted by drugs, to health, development, peace and security, in all regions of the world," UNODC head Yury Fedotov said. Around 29.5 million people worldwide, or 0.6 percent of the adult population, suffered from drug use…