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Heroin's journey during COVID
Episode 822nd May 2020 • The Impact: Coronavirus and Organized Crime • Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime
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For over three decades Afghanistan has been the most dominant and largest producer of opium poppy and the production of heroin. From Afghanistan, heroin travels North and South – the northern route takes the heroin through Central Asia and into Russia. The Southern route takes the heroin into Pakistan – From there, like a spider, it spreads in all directions. But how is COVID-19 impacting it?

A Shallow Flood: the Diffusion of Heroin in Eastern and Southern Africa

Guests:

Vanda Felbab-Brown, the Brookings Institution and GI Network

Tariq Khosa, the National Initiative Against Organized Crime Pakistan

Ben Crabtree

Jason Eligh, Senior Analyst at the Global Initiative Against Organized Crime

Simone Haysom – Senior Analyst at the Global Initiative Against Organized Crime

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