Diversion from Licit Cultivation
This chapter focuses on the heroin market in India. Despite the limited involvement of organized crime, the analysis suggests that India is not only the world's largest consumer of illicit opiates but, de facto, also one of the largest illicit opium producers. This chapter explains that in contrast to all other illicit producers, India owes its high opium production not to blatantly illicit cultivation but to diversion from licit cultivation. It discusses the four potential sources of agriculturally-derived illicit opiates in India and evaluates their relevance for opium and for heroin.
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