Air Bridge: Puerto Rico-to-U.S. Pipeline for Heroin Addicts

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Since the late 1990s, pastors, police, and mayors in Puerto Rico have been sending hundreds of heroin addicts, many of them HIV-positive, to Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, and other cities, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. The officials work with mainland ministers, some of whom travel from Philadelphia to the island to recruit addicts, offering drug treatment based on abstinence and prayer. The Inquirer has tracked a pattern of . . .

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