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A 5-year-old Colombian girl traveling alone on a commercial flight from Afghanistan to New York last week was discovered carrying more than two pounds of heroin concealed in her luggage according to US Customs officials Although officials cited numerous cases of unaccompanied minors apprehended smuggling illegal drugs they said that this was by far the youngest child The child was exiting the baggage area with two suitcases when a Customs inspector stopped her for a routine check The inspector found a white powdery substance that tested positive for heroin Its pretty sad when the children of today are involved in such an awful scandal Truth is this money making illegal business is happening between the United States and the Middle East countries and has been for many years After a decline in US drug use from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s a complex of factors encouraged a steady recovery in Americas demand for heroin During the 1980s global production and consumption of the drug increased steadily laying the foundation for a sudden surge in supply during next decade that would make heroin a world drug by the early 1990sResponding to the market opportunity heroin production in South West Asia--Afghanistan and Pakistan--suddenly expanded to fill gaps in the global market By 1979 South West Asian heroin had captured the European market As Dutch seizures of Southeast Asian heroin dropped from 193 pounds in 1979 to 65 in 1980 so European seizures of South West Asian heroin jumped from 911 pounds to 1980 in the same period From insignificant levels of heroin use in 1970 Western Europe had developed an addict population estimated at 190000 to 330000 users by the end of the decade--a heroin market larger than Americas By late 1980 however the flood of heroin from Pakistan and Afghanistan captured 60 percent of the US market and brought a renewed heroin crisis As heroin-related injuries climbed 25 percent during the year the US addict population
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