According to data submitted by a reader, the price of a bag of heroin on the black market in British Columbia, Canada is between $14 to $23 (15 to 25 Canadian Dollars). A “bag” of heroin is contains roughly 0.1 grams of heroin. Further inland, the cost of heroin increases. In Ontario, a bag of… Continue reading Price for a Bag of Heroin in Canada
A survey from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration found that the US state of Vermont has the highest rate of illegal drug abuse in the country. 15 percent of residents of Vermont used an illicit drug within the past month when surveyed. In comparison, Utah had the lowest amount of drug use… Continue reading State with the Highest Drug Use in the US
According to data from the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, between 1990 to 2007 the price of illegal drugs sold in the United States went down while the purity and potency of the drug went up. In a study released by the International Centre for Science in Drug Policy in Canada, researchers found that law… Continue reading Drug Purity Increases While Price Declined in the US
According to user submitted information, a gram of black tar heroin in the Northern California county of Stanislaus sells for $40 to $70 per gram, depending on the purity of the heroin. The average purchase size of black tar heroin in the city is half a gram, which is sold for a flat rate of… Continue reading Black Tar Heroin in Stanislaus County, California
According to a report by the Associated Press, there are over 4 million people in Pakistan who are addicted to heroin. All of the heroin is trafficked in to the country from Afghanistan. In the city of Peshawar, addicts purchase a hit of heroin for $0.20.
An estimated 45,000 heroin users in Sri Lanka use around 763 kilograms of heroin each year, according to the National Dangerous Drugs Control Board. This averages out to over 2 kilos of heroin being consumed each day by drug abusers. In the capital of Colombo, there are an estimated 350 heroin dealers working within the city.
In 2010, there were 1,787 heroin related arrests in Singapore, with 523 people being first time offenders. The number of first time offenders in 2010 was a record high, compared to the low of 8 first time offenders in 2005.
In 2011, farmers in Afghanistan increased the hectares of opium poppies by 7 percent from the previous year to 131,000 hectares, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. 17 provinces in the country were affected by poppy cultivation in 2011, up from 14 provinces in 2010.
According to the Associated Press, up to 100 people each year are sentenced to death in Vietnam for drug trafficking offenses.
In the first five months of the 2011-2012 fiscal year in Iran, 1,534 drug traffickers and dealers were arrested, according to government reports.