UNODC Drugs Monitoring Platform Brief: Latest patterns and trends in trafficking routes of heroin and methamphetamine originating in Afghanistan

UNODC Publication

Building on earlier efforts of the UNODC Drugs Monitoring Platform, this brief examines dimensions of seizure event data to enable early assessments of possible changes in trafficking patterns.
This analysis is based on select countries situated along the southern route in East and Southern Africa and along the Balkan, Caucasus, and northern routes, particularly observations within 2,000 km of Afghanistan. The specific intention is to reflect the platform’s attributes by focusing on trafficking in heroin and methamphetamine from Afghanistan, a major source of illegally produced drugs.