[quote]800 dude wrote:
That has nothing to do with the opiate epidemic. In fact, heroin produced in Asia almost never makes it to the United States. Most heroin in the U.S. was produced in Colombia and Mexico.
Really? just an odd coincidence that the US re-opened the Afghan heroin fields in late 2001 early 2002 and that those dates coincide with the huge increase in cheap and potent heroin on our streets?
Where does the heroin really come from?
Per the Business Insider, March 2015:
Heroin consumed in the US comes mainly from Afghanistan and Mexico, members of the UN's International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), said in Mexico City on Wednesday, March 2.
INCB's 2015 report also revealed that exporters of the vast amount of opium planted in Afghanistan have their eyes set on distribution in the US's growing market, similar to heroin trafficked from Mexico.
"In different parts of the United States there has been a resurgence in the consumption of heroin, and Afghan heroin has an enormous production. They have more than 200,000 hectares dedicated to the production of heroin in Afghanistan," Alejandro Mohar, a member of the INCB, told a news conference.