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    Laos Transnational Issues 2001
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    SOURCE: 2001 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Disputes - international: parts of the border with Thailand are indefinite

      Illicit drugs: world's third-largest illicit opium producer (estimated cultivation in 1999 - 21,800 hectares, a 16% decrease over 1998; estimated potential production in 1999 - 140 metric tons, about the same as in 1998); potential heroin producer; transshipment point for heroin and methamphetamine produced in Burma; illicit producer of cannabis

      NOTE: The information regarding Laos on this page is re-published from the 2001 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Laos Transnational Issues 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Laos Transnational Issues 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.

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