America"s Heroin Crisis, Colombian Heroin, and How We Can Improve Plan Colombia Hearing Before the Committee on Government Reform, House of Represent by United States

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Get this from a library. America's heroin crisis, Colombian heroin, and how we can improve Plan Colombia: hearing before the Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventh Congress, second session, Decem [United States.

Congress. House. Committee on Government Reform.]. Background: Colombia’s heroin production and exportation to the United States have increased from negligible in to the country’s current status as the US’s main supplier of heroin (UNODC, ).

We sought to examine how this major shift in production may be affecting heroin consumption and HIV risk behavior among Colombians. This committee meeting focused on Colombian heroin trafficking in the United States. The committee took testimony from law enforcement officials.

In addition to those listed, an unidentified. The Maryland authorities who traveled to the Colombian poppy fields said they see no sign of any slowdown in U.S.

heroin trafficking. "Every time we lock up. America’s Heroin Crisis: The Impact of Colombian Heroin and How We Can Improve Plan Colombia, hearing, th Congress, 2nd sess., Decem (Washington, DC: GPO, ).

3 For more information, see CRS Report R, Colombia: Background and U.S. Relations, by June S. Beittel. 4 Nick Miroff, “Colombia Is Preparing for Size: 1MB. The key difference, historically, between Mexican and Colombian heroin — and one that gave Colombia the market edge in the US — was that Mexico’s product was the less pure, black tar variety.

However, Mexican heroin purity began to climb in the s, and information from US sources suggests Mexicans are now producing a white powder Author: Marguerite Cawley.

The rapid increase in opium production in Colombia (–4) can explain Colombian-sourced heroin’s take-over of nearly half the US market.

However, the UNODC’s estimate of a substantial rise in the Mexican opium supply does not explain why the Mexican market share has remained steady and generally below Colombia’s since the by: So this makes Colombian heroin or South American heroin the predominant source area for the second year in a row now.

U.S. estimates, as Mr. Kneir has referred to, placed Colombia heroin production capability at about 6 metric tons inand virtually all of that South American heroin is grown and manufactured in Colombia.

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