Reportage: Pakistan II: Heroin: Heroin in Pakistan

Afghan heroin addicts from the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif live and use drugs in a cemetery. Afghanistan is the world's largest poppy producer and exports the vast majority of the heroin and opium on the world market. Pakistan is the primary staging area for heroin on its way to rich western markets and is suffering a severe drug addiction crisis as a result.Quetta, Pakistan. Photo © J.B. Russell
Heroin in Pakistan, October 2001

Afghan heroin addicts from the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif live and use drugs in a cemetery. Afghanistan is the world's largest poppy producer and exports the vast majority of the heroin and opium on the world market. Pakistan is the primary staging area for heroin on its way to rich western markets and is suffering a severe drug addiction crisis as a result. 

Quetta, Pakistan.  

Photo © J.B. Russell