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In between Shanghai was a sprawling, hyperenergetic demimonde of opium dens, gambling casinos, and illicit dance halls.
In what may be the largest opium bust in California history, Monterey County sheriff’s investigators seized more than 34,000 pounds of opium poppies around the county.
Afghanistan is the world’s largest producer of opium, which is refined into morphine and heroin.
At age 6, Adul already had escaped a territory in Myanmar known for guerrilla warfare, opium cultivation and methamphetamine trafficking.
At age 6, Adul had already escaped a territory in Myanmar known for guerrilla warfare, opium cultivation and methamphetamine trafficking.
Border Patrol agents turned him, the SUV and the opium paste over to the Drug Enforcement Agency.
The monumental 84-by-132-inch painting draws on an amalgam of sources - Mexican, European, African, Egyptian, Greek - and has the woozy surreal quality of an opium dream.
The research led to the detailing of Chinese burial practices: The caskets contained personal items like tobacco pipes, opium pipes, eyeglasses, and coins to be used in the afterlife, according to Chung.
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OPIUM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of opium for English Language Learners
: a powerful illegal drug that is made from a type of poppy
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