Afghan Heroin, Russian Addicts


A new investigation by the Canadian Centre for Investigative Reporting uncovers a “wave” of heroin flowing from Afghanistan to Russian, where the U.N. estimates there are 80 heroin-related deaths every day.

According to “Russia’s Afghan Addiction,” in the 10 years since the United States invaded Afghanistan, world heroin production has reached record levels. And with an estimated 20 percent of the Afghan heroin going to Russia, the country is struggling to secure its border and treat its approximately 1.5 million addicts.

Read the investigative report here.

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