Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime

Heroin's journey during COVID

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 (https://globalinitiative.net/heroin-east-southern-africa/) Guests: Brookings Institution (https://www.brookings.edu/experts/vanda-felbab-brown/) and GI Network National Initiative Against Organized Crime Pakistan (https://nioc.pk/) Ben Crabtree (https://globalinitiative.net/experts/ben-crabtree/) Jason Eligh, Senior Analyst at the Global Initiative Against Organized Crime (https://globalinitiative.net/experts/jason-leigh/) Simone Haysom – Senior Analyst at the Global Initiative Against Organized Crime (https://globalinitiative.net/experts/simone-haysom/)

Duration: 39 min

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