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A Shallow Flood - Heroin markets in East and Southern Africa

A Shallow Flood - Heroin markets in East and Southern Africa

by Julian Rademeyer -
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A new report published today by the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime presents the most extensive survey of heroin markets, prices and flows in East and Southern Africa ever published.

The report examines heroin markets in Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa, eSwatini, Lesotho, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Namibia.

A steady flow of heroin has gradually seeped across the region, and this has had a significant impact on the many secondary towns found along the continent’s transcontinental road networks. These places, in turn, have spawned their own small local heroin markets, and become waypoints in rendering sustainable the spread of heroin across the region.

The impact has been significant and the emerging drug markets represent credible threats to the development and security of the regions institutions and structures.

A copy of the report can be donwloaded here.

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