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UN: Sharp drops in opium, coca production in 2010

VIENNA – World opium production decreased sharply last year due to a blight in Afghanistan but is expected to rebound, and coca growing and cocaine production also fell, the United Nations reported Thursday. Still, the United States remained the biggest market for cocaine in the world, and European cocaine demand was rapidly catching up, the Vienna-based U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime said in its annual report. Global coca cultivation fell by one-sixth in 2010, accompanied by a significant drop in cocaine production in Colombia, a…