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Ecuador Poppy Field Find Highlights Shifting Heroin Production

The discovery of an illicit poppy field in Ecuador draws attention to increasing production of heroin in Latin America, with the crop moving into new territories...
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Panama Makes Biggest Ever Heroin Seizure

Panama authorities confiscated more than 600 kilos of heroin, worth at least $70 million, from a car in a remote town on the Caribbean...
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Do Mexico Cartels Control the US Heroin Trade?

Mexican cartels have reportedly established a presence in over 230 U.S. cities, turning states like South Carolina into new hubs for the heroin trade along the East...
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Guatemala Poppy Production Up: By How Much?

There is a troubling trend in Guatemala that is very hard to measure: opium poppy production, which provides the raw material for...
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Making Sense of Mexico’s Heroin Production

Two of the most important annual reports about drug production have been released, and with them comes the inevitable diplomatic tiffs over who has the right...
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‘Mexican Cartels Buying Drugs in Afghanistan’

A noted Mexican crime analyst and scholar says that the Sinaloa Cartel is buying heroin and precursor chemicals in Afghanistan, in collaboration with Turkish and...