Cheap, abundant, deadly

  • By: MARK BOSWELL and PAUL MCENROE
  • Updated: March 22, 2014 - 9:45 PM

Mexico has emerged as a major player in the world heroin trade, and it now trails only Afghanistan in poppy production. Heroin poppies are grown primarily in the Sinaloa, Michoacana and Guerrero states of southwest Mexico.

Roll over the numbers on the map and follow the path of heroin from Mexico to the Twin Cities.


Heroin map

Sources: U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration (Chicago, Minneapolis); U.S. Department of Justice, National Drug Intelligencer Center, University of Texas at Austin, ESRI

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close