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Other - How do they make heroin??

Discussion in 'Heroin' started by perfectday, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. perfectday

    perfectday Mercury Member

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    How do they make heroin?? Like I know coke they use alot of chemicles like gasoline and benzene or acetone and shit in big tanks.. what about heroin?? How does it go from poppy to powder or tar??
     
  2. TarBaby

    TarBaby Newbie

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    Swim posted this link awhile back but it should answer swiy question.http://books.google.com/books?id=XhG...heroin&f=false
     
  3. dragonuser

    dragonuser Silver Member

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    Swim has seen first hand large quantities of this stuff that has never made it out of Afghan. Swim would have a large array of sports cars/mansions if he could have found a way of getting it out :)

    Disclaimer ; The latter is a joke (about smuggling it out)

    But swim has seen the 'heroin' factory's' and can tell you they are not the most hygienic of work places.. ;)
     
  4. TarBaby

    TarBaby Newbie

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    Swim always wondered why don't drug smugglers use like 100's of homing pigeons and fly all their dope over the border a little a time.
     
  5. Helene

    Helene Gold Member

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    From another thread -
    Hope this has helped to answer your question.

    H
     
  6. mickey_bee

    mickey_bee Gold Member

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    Aye the link tarbaby posted is very interesting, and should answer swiy's question fully.

    However, swim is always surprised when he reads that link, that the end product is H4, like you'd find on the East Coast of the US.
    Whereas H4 is near impossible to obtain, even in countries bordering Afghanistan, as since ~the early 1980's when Afghanistan began to become a major heroin producing/exporting region, the final product, ready for both internal consumption and export to the rest of Europe, was H3, the base, smokeable form, requiring addition of an acid in order to dissolve, (unlike H4).

    According to a UN report swim read quite a while back, the capability to produce H4 in Afghanistan and surrounding regions has existed for at least several years.

    Yet still they skip a step and do it the 'old way'. Swim would have assumed that since they clearly have the knowledge and (I guess you could call it technology), to make relatively pure H4, they would have capitalised on that market.

    However, swim supposes they still make billions as long as what is exported vaguely resembles heroin, -so perhaps, why make the effort, change the custom?