Amount of Heroin Smuggled out of Afghanistan Each Year

Up to 375 metric tons of heroin is smuggled out of Afghanistan every year, according to the United Nations.

One-fifth of the heroin is smuggled into Russia.

(Latest heroin facts and statistics.)

Source: Amie Ferris-Rotman, “U.S. promises better teamwork on Afghan drug raids,” Reuters, March 24, 2011.