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The Impact: Coronavirus and Organized Crime - Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime EPISODE 8, 22nd May 2020
Heroin's journey during COVID
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Heroin's journey during COVID

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