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Drug Trade: Afghanistan

(CNN)--There's been a major halt in Afghanistan's drug trafficking trade.

Nearly half a million of pounds of opium poppy seeds were confiscated Wednesday, during a joint raid by NATO and Afghan National Security forces.

The find represents the largest uncovered by Afghan and coalition forces this year.

The opium poppy can be used to make heroin and other drugs.

A recent United Nations report shows that Afghanistan is considered the world's leading cultivator of opium poppy.

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