All About Heroin

DRUG POLICY / 13 FEB 2015

Heroin supplied by Mexican drug traffickers is taking a toll on New Mexico, leading to high rates of drug overdose deaths and prompting the state to take some controversial approaches…

HEROIN / 12 FEB 2015

Mexican cartels are flooding the United States with heroin and opiates to keep pace with rising demand. InSight Crime takes a look at the trafficking and distribution of these drugs in…

HEROIN / 11 FEB 2015

As criminal groups in Mexico rush to meet the growing demand for heroin in the United States, InSight Crime looks at the production chain from poppy farms to heroin laboratories.

HEROIN / 15 DEC 2014

The Sinaloa Cartel has taken control of New York’s heroin market, replacing Colombian and Asian groups as the principal supplier of the drug, according to an investigation by the Dromomanos collective, winner…

COLOMBIA / 8 DEC 2014

A new Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) report said the majority of heroin seized by US authorities in 2012 was sourced to South America, a somewhat surprising statistic that may point…

HEROIN / 6 OCT 2014

President Enrique Peña Nieto has yet to release updated numbers on the estimated land used to grow opium poppy in Mexico, data which would be of great interest to US authorities…

HEROIN / 24 APR 2014

Heroin consumption has risen dramatically in Mexico, mirroring trends in US demand for a drug that is increasingly locally produced and whose production and movement is often overseen by Mexican…

DRUG POLICY / 8 APR 2014

An increase in demand for opiates in the United States and dwindling revenue in the marijuana trade has seen Mexican cartels become increasingly involved in poppy cultivation and heroin production,…

HEROIN / 19 MAR 2014

Honduran authorities have reported the first ever discovery of an opium plantation in the country, a new milestone marking the country's ever-growing role in the international drug trade.

COCA / 5 MAR 2014

United Nations figures indicate coca cultivation and cocaine production in Latin America has dropped, but questions remain over the numbers, while signs drug cartels are increasingly diversifying into other products…

HEROIN / 10 FEB 2014

Following the apparent heroin overdose of a famous actor, US officials say decreased cooperation from authorities in Mexico has allowed the heroin market to expand, a dubious claim related to…

GUATEMALA / 3 FEB 2014

Authorities in Guatemala have eradicated 65 hectares of poppy despite fierce resistance from farmers, as the country struggles to tackle record amounts of opium poppy cultivation along the border with…

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