Heroin trade in Australia not on the rise

18 March 2009

Professor Mark Findlay disputes claims that the Heroin trade in Australia is on the rise and says the focus should remain on methamphetamines.

In an interview for ABC Radio News, Professor Findlay questions research by the National Council on Drugs that claims increasing amounts of Afghan heroin are reaching Australia.

"The taste for drugs has shifted away perhaps from more conventional opiates, such as heroin, that have a fairly predictable impact, to meta-amphetamines which are in many respects more obvious and more dangerous," Professor Findlay argues.

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