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European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. [EMCDDA] (2015) Perspectives on drugs: opioid trafficking routes from Asia to Europe. Lisbon: European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. 7 p.

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Imported heroin has historically been available in Europe in two forms, the most common being brown heroin (its chemical base form), originating mainly in Afghanistan and other countries in south-west Asia. Less common is white heroin (a salt form), which historically came from south-east Asia but is now also produced in Afghanistan and probably in neighbouring Iran and Pakistan. This region, sometimes referred to as the Golden Crescent, dominates production for the European market.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Report
Drug Type:Opioid
Intervention Type:Crime prevention
Source:EMCDDA
Date:June 2015
Pages:7 p.
Publisher:European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Corporate Creators:European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Place of Publication:Lisbon
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:B Substances > Opioids (opiates)
MM-MO Crime and law > Substance related offence > Drug offence > Illegal transportation of drugs (smuggling / trafficking)
VA Geographic area > Europe
VA Geographic area > Asia

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