Heroin trafficking in Central Asia

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime reported that heroin traffickers in Central Asia made a profit of up to $1.4 Billion from the drug. The majority of the drug traffickers were based in Tajikistan, where they are able to handle the supply of the heroin from Afghanistan.70 to 75 percent of the illicit drug is smuggled by road, which leaves many in the surrounding area addicted to heroin.

Continue Reading →

Heroin Overdose Deaths by US military in Afghanistan

Between 2010 and 2011, reports by the United States Army show that 8 solders died from heroin overdose while serving in Afghanistan. Across the entire Army, the number of solders who have tested positive for heroin has increased ten-fold since 2002. In Fiscal Year 2002, there were 10 reported cases of solders testing positive for heroin. In FY 2010, there were 116 positive results of heroin.

Continue Reading →