Tracking heroin: How the deadly drug gets from Mexico to NYC


According to the DEA, Mexico produced some 111 metric tons of heroin in 2017 — 90 percent of which ended up in the US. And the Big ­Apple is feeling it. In New York City, during 2017, there were 771 fatal overdoses attributed to the drug, up from 561 two years earlier. Nationally in 2017, 580 new heroin addicts were minted each day, helping to fund the $50 billion that Mexico’s illegal heroin trade is said to generate.

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