Opium in Mexico

I watched a TV news report; a state in Mexico is now increasingly growing Opium poppy, to meet the booming demand from USA Heroin users.
I thought that most of the world’s Heroin was grown in Asia.. but it seems that the North American supply chain has now moved closer to home.
The report said that opium trafficking from Mexico to USA has increased 5 fold in the last year. Where once these field probably grew Cannabis & Coca, the latest ‘Cash Crop’ is Opium !

One farmer said that most Mexican farmers would prefer to grow food.. BUT the ILLEGAL Drug trade is much more lucrative, with potential to earn them $hundreds per day..

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