Vice Squad
Tuesday, June 22, 2004
215 Restaurants Closed for Putting Opium into Soups, Stews

It happened in southwestern China. 215? Sounds like opium was required for a restaurant to remain competitive.

Simultaneously, in another example of amazing statistical accuracy in the war on drugs, the Chinese version of the DEA announced that the area under cultivation of opium poppies in the "Golden Triangle" of Myanmar, Thailand and Laos is down 43%, to 73,300 hectares. No word yet as to whether the opium shortage has been a boon for purveyors of marijuana (or broccoli cheese) soups.

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