Greece on crossroads of international heroin trade

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Greece is a central hub on the route connecting the main country where heroin is produced, Afghanistan, and its biggest markets in Western Europe, annual reports by Europol and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNDOC) have shown.

It is estimated that around 60-65 tons of the drug make their way through Southeast Europe every year, while figures show that in 2011-12, 67 percent of the overall heroin seizures made in the Balkans were in Bulgaria and Greece.

E Kathimerini (Greece)
Tuesday, June 24, 2014