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TALIBAN POPPY BAN PUTS EUROPE ON FENTANYL ALERT

[3/30] | Europe’s heroin market could soon be in for a supply shock, and experts fear the gap could be filled by something much worse. Almost all heroin consumed in Europe comes from Afghanistan, where the Taliban have imposed a ban on poppy cultivation that will take effect in the coming weeks. The likely poppy shortage could make it more profitable for criminals to manufacture synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, to be sold to desperate addicts denied their hit of heroin. Cont.


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