Sunday, March 26, 2017

A Lesson In The Rise of Mexican Black Tar Heroin

We all know in the 1990's and early 2000's that the heroin and opium rushing into the United States was primarily from Afghanistan. The information is out there to read. If we fast forward to 2014, 2015, 2016 still some of the heroin and poppy from Afghanistan continues coming to the U.S. mainly via South America. As you will see in the video a lot of heroin these days that we are seeing on the streets of the United States, especially the Black Tar is coming into the U.S. via the border with Mexico. It is a very lucrative market for the farmers there. Many are paying with their lives as you will see in the video. Many others in the U.S. have paid with their lives in the form of addiction. 

As the rate of opioid addiction has surged in the United States, Mexico has become the world's third-largest producer of opium used to process heroin. Mexican cartels are now the primary suppliers of the drug to the US, producing a crude and unrefined form known as black tar.

VICE News travels to the fertile mountains of western Mexico, where we see the beginning of the path black tar heroin takes to the US on plantations growing poppies used to make opium. We then head across the US border to witness the human cost of the lucrative but destructive heroin trade.

Read “The Golden Age of Drug Trafficking: How Meth, Cocaine, and Heroin Move Around the World“ 

Read also “Mexico Will Never Win Its War on Drugs — But It’s Going to Keep Fighting Anyway” - 

Video Found @ youtube

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