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Published: 28 May 2009

392 Pages | 33 b/w illus.


ISBN: 9780195322996

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The World Heroin Market

Can Supply be Cut?

Letizia Paoli, Victoria Greenfield, and Peter Reuter

Studies in Crime and Public Policy

  • The first book to provide a detailed look at the hidden and murky underworld of opiate production and heroin trafficking across the globe
  • Presents new information on opiate producing and trafficking countries, including evidence that the US receives most of its heroin from Asia and that a significant portion of India's licit opiate production is diverted to the illegal market
  • The size of poppy crops is annual front-page news, and this is the first book to provide hard facts on what can be done to curb the supply of drugs

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