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Opium poppy cultivation in Mexico has increased in recent years, reaching 28,000 hectares in 2015, with an estimated pure potential production of 70 metric tons of heroin. The estimated potential production in 2013 was 26 metric tons and in 2014 was 42 metric tons.
2016 National Drug Threat Assessment Summary (Washington: U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, December 6, 2016): 54 <>.