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NCJ Number: 141189 Find in a Library
Title: Opium Poppy Cultivation and Heroin Processing in Southeast Asia
Corporate Author: Drug Enforcement Admin
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 38
Sponsoring Agency: Drug Enforcement Admin
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Document: PDF
Type: Report (Technical)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report describes the natural and chemical procedures linked with heroin production, starting with the cultivation and harvesting of the opium poppy plant of Southeast Asia and continuing with its chemical conversion into morphine and then into heroin.
Abstract: The report also explains the technical relationship between opium cultivation in the Golden Triangle (the mountainous region where Burma, Laos, and Thailand share common borders) and heroin production laboratories of Southeast Asia. The discussion details the origin and history of the opium poppy, field selection and land clearing, land preparation and cultivation methods, harvesting methods, cooking opium, extraction of morphine from opium, the conversion of morphine to heroin base, and the conversion of heroin base to heroin number three and heroin number four. Photographs, illustrations, maps, diagrams, and appended glossary
Main Term(s): Drug manufacturing; Heroin
Index Term(s): Crime in foreign countries; Drug sources; South-East Asia
Note: DEA-92004
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