Body Packing: A Case of Intestinal Heroin Transport
- The crazy-paving pattern on computed tomography. Maimon, Nimrod; Heimer, Dov // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/5/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 14, p1545
The article discusses the proper diagnosis on a 46-year-old man having an exercise-related shortness of breath and dry cough. A computed tomography scan of the patient's chest indicated with the crazy-paving pattern suggesting a presence of infection, toxins, and fluid overloading, thus he was...
- Abstracts of selected papers ferom the current literature. White, E. Maureen // Abdominal Imaging;Jul/Aug2004, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p531
Studies the abstracts of several research papers from current literature on abdominal imaging in 2004. Oral contrast agents for small bowel magnetic resonance imaging; Effects of positron emission tomography on the management of primary rectal cancer; Drug smuggling by body packing.
- Heroin Diplomacy. // Time;1/19/1970, Vol. 95 Issue 3, p30
The article focuses on the illegal opium trade through France and Turkey in the U.S. and offers information on the U.S. government's efforts to stop drug peddling. It is stated that 80% of the heroin is grown in poppy fields in Turkey and is refined into a final product in France. As stated, the...
- Africa - highway to Drug hell? Vesely, Milan // African Business;Apr2000, Issue 253, p8
Focuses on the growth of drug trafficking in Africa. Report which reveals that Africa has become the main transit route for drugs from Asia to the United States; Stages in the movement of heroin from Asia to the United States; Factor delaying the solution of the problem of drug smuggling...
- Crisis in the Cocaine Capital. // New York Times Upfront (Teacher's Edition);4/8/2002, Vol. 134 Issue 13, p4
Reports the smuggling of Colombian cocaine and heroin to the U.S. Impact of drug smuggling in the business industry; Threats of terrorism; Risks of violence.
- Heroin's deadly detour. McGirk, Tim; Bhaumik, Subir // Time International (South Pacific Edition);12/23/96, Issue 52, p42
Investigates the trafficking of heroin through India to the West. The use of Highway 39 that leads out of Asia's Golden Triangle, region around the intersection of Burma, Thailand, and Laos; India's northeastern states as a crucial conduit in the flow of heroin out of India; `Small Hand'...
- European drugs problem moves into new phase. // Drugnet Europe;Jan-Mar2013, Issue 81, p2
The article discusses the new substances and behaviours in the European drugs market, including the European heroin market, which was published in the "EU Drug Markets Report" launched by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)-Europol on January 31, 2013.
- THE NARCO-STATE. // New Oxford Review;Nov2007, Vol. 74 Issue 10, p15
The article reports on the Afghan heroin traffickers which are expanding illicit trade in the U.S. According to the 2007 World Drug Report, more than 92% of the world's heroin comes from opium poppies grown in Afghanistan. Moreover, opium cultivation accounts for 60% of the country's gross...
- Middle East drug traffic set to rise. Land, Thomas // Middle East;Jul/Aug96, Issue 258, p20
Discusses the potential increase in Middle East drug trafficking activities due to the transport connections and the extension of existing highways. Increased heroin production due to civil unrest resulting from withdrawal of the occupying Soviet troops; Need for effective central government to...