Hidden helpers in the heroin trade
Who makes the chemicals needed to make heroin from poppies?
Heroin trade could be stopped but nobody wants it to
We already know that without major money center banks like Citibank and Wells Fago to launder the funds, there’d be no drug trade as we know it.
We also know that in Afghanistan, there are occasions were US troops are used to guard opium fields in order to curry favor with local warlords.
In this short video, we learn about the thriving business in providing pharmaceutical reagents to Afghanistan that make the opium-to-heroin conversion possible.
Based on this, it looks to me that if we were serious about diminishing the supply of cheap heroin in the world, it would only take a few phone calls:
– one to the Pentagon to stop protecting the crop…
– one to a handful of big banks to stop laundering the profits…and
– one to the handful of major pharmaceutical companies that make the heroin processing possible.
Think it’s going to happen?