In recent surveys preformed by The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), 59,100 or 19.5% of New York's 303,095 state residents who admitted themselves into treatment for heroin. Not including the 89,075 state residents who admitted themselves into treatment for either opiates or more than one drug. Studies also show that 1 million or 2.65% of New York's citizens reported needing but not receiving treatment fort illicit drug and alcohol use in the past year. Surveys indicate that 1.6% of high school seniors polled had tried heroin at least one time in their lives.
Heroin is readily available from Colombian and Dominican organizations operating in the New York metropolitan area. Most of the heroin available is of South American origin and Colombia-based traffickers bring some of the purest heroin in the world to the streets of New York, utilizing the same distribution methods and money-laundering techniques they perfected in capturing the cocaine market. In some cases, the same organizations are distributing both cocaine and heroin. Much of the Colombian heroin is smuggled into New York by couriers and ingesters arriving at JFK Airport, on direct flights from Colombia, or after stopovers in Central or South America, or the Caribbean. Colombian heroin trafficking organizations have also developed increasingly sophisticated smuggling methods, including use of cargo shipments, soaking heroin into clothing, secreting them in shoes, furniture, and golf bags, as well as chemically impregnating heroin into plastic, which is then molded into common shapes. The heroin is subsequently recovered using chemical extraction processes. In February 2006, the arrests of 22 Colombian nationals who were responsible for smuggling over 20 kilograms of heroin into the United States were announced. Members of this organization used varied and unique concealment methods to smuggle over 20 kilograms of heroin into the United States. One method included the use of pure-bred puppies that had heroin packets surgically implanted in them. In one instance, six puppies were found impregnated with a total of three kilograms of liquid heroin packets. Colombian heroin is also smuggled to New York via Mexico and then by vehicle from the southwest United States, similar to the cocaine route. The heroin trafficking and abuse problem is increasing in upstate New York. Dealers in upstate regions often buy heroin in New York City and then return to their home areas via auto, bus, or train. Currently, some of the high-purity products are finding their way directly to users who are often unaccustomed to the strength.
Did You Know?
In July 2006, BAZ MOHAMMAD, the first Afghan heroin kingpin ever extradited from Afghanistan, pled guilty to conspiracy to import heroin into the United States. President George W. Bush previously designated BAZ MOHAMMAD as a foreign narcotics kingpin under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act, which authorizes the President of the United States to make such designations when he determines that a foreign narcotics trafficker presents a threat to the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States. Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai authorized the extradition of BAZ MOHAMMAD to the United States in October 2005.
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