Biggest Heroin Bust in NJ History
NJ heroin among nation's purest
NEW JERSEY - According to a 1010 Wins report, 75 kilos(165 pounds) of heroin was seized in New Jersey, making it the largest heroin bust in the state's history. More details are to follow in the next week, the report says.
The New York Times reports that New Jersey street heroin has the highest purity levels in the country at 72 percent. Because the state is home to large ports and a major airport it ia direct entry point for drugs smuggled from South America.
Federal agents seized 300 pounds of heroin in the state in 2007 - the most recent year for which data was available - compared with 139 pounds in 2006. In 2008, the D.E.A. also found that the rate of heroin use among the states 18- to 25-year-olds was more than twice the national average.