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Letizia Paoli, Victoria A. Greenfield, and Peter Reuter

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195322996

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322996.001.0001

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Colombia

Colombia

The Emergence of a New Producer

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(p.161) 8 Colombia
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The World Heroin Market
Author(s):

Letizia Paoli

Victoria A. Greenfield

Peter Reuter

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322996.003.0008

This chapter explores the emergence of Colombia as an opiate producer during the 1970s. It suggests that some of the factors that contributed to the development of the opiate industry in Colombia are natural and socioeconomic. These include the pre-existing cocaine industry, the existence of established drug-smuggling networks for the U.S. and the weakness of the Colombian government. This chapter contends that the emergence of Colombian heroin production is informative about what risk factors might lead to new countries entering the opiate trade.

Keywords:   opiate producer, Colombia, opiate industry, cocaine industry, drug-smuggling networks, Colombian government, heroin production, opiate trade

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