UN announces start of illicit crops monitoring program in Mexico

Posted on August 22, 2012 • Filed under: Agriculture, Crime, Drug Activity, Enviromental Issues, Mexico

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime announced the start of a program dedicated to monitoring illicit crops growth in Mexico. This system will produce statistic concerning the production of marijuana, poppy, and coca. The UN will work with officials in Mexico to train them on the methodology of using satellite maps, Noticias Grupo Garzalimon reports. Officials believe the most problematic areas of illicit crops in Mexico are in the mountainous Sierra Madre Occidental and Sierra South regions. Read Article

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