• To understand how international drug
dealers use geography!
The Heroin Trail p102
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What countries are involved?
How could it stop?
Heroin across the world- in
• Heroin is grown by poor farmers in
Afghanistan- they don’t earn enough
money to feed their families by growing
arable crops for food.
• So many of the farmers now grow fields
of opium poppies.
• To get the money he visits his local drug
dealer who gives him enough money to
buy the poppy seeds to plant.
There are six billion people in
The heroin business is worth
over six billion pounds!
Turn to p103 to find out more
Heroin across the world- In
• In England the opium
is sold as heroin and
is injected or
smoked by drug-
• It is an illegal drug
and ruins lives
The Heroin Trail- Complete the sheet!
• _______ in Afghanistan need money for their families.
• Farmers earn most money by growing _____.
• The local ____ trader gives farmers _____ and money.
• The farmer plants poppy seeds instead of _____.
• When the poppies are ready, white ______ is taken from them
and sold to the trader for £30 a ____.
• The liquid is turned into ________ and then to heroin.
• The heroin is smuggled across the border to ____.
• Two weeks later in ______, the heroin is sold for £20 000 a
• Drug _______ spend £1000’s on heroin which ruins their life.
• seeds wheat Iran farmers
• kilo London opium liquid
• addicts drug morphine
Fight against Heroin trade
• Watch the Video to see what is being
Hamid is the poppy farmer in
• His 6 children were so weak they were
unable to help him farm wheat on his
farm in Afghanistan. His wife died
from malnutrition 3 months ago, she had
used her food to feed their children.
• Did he do the right thing in using the
drug dealers money to farm opium?
Mr and Mrs Jameson are English
• Mr and Mrs Jameson live in a wealthy village
• They hadn’t seen their daughter for four
• …until last week when they were asked to
identify her body in their local hospital.
• What happened to her in the four years?
There are two sides of every
• Poor farmers who work in Afghanistan
rely on farming opium poppies to make a
living- or to stay alive.
• Heroin addicts are ruining their lives by
funding their habit by petty crime and
ruining their health and future by taking
• Imagine you are a reporter for the
Newsround’s Press Pack and you have been
sent into Afghanistan to find out more about
the Heroin Trail.
• Include interviews with locals (in UK and
Afghanistan), what the living conditions are
like and why people still grow it illegally.
• Make it creative!
• Finish off the newspaper report about
the Heroin Trail