Heroin Trafficking along the Balkan Route: an Economic Assessment
The aim of this report is to analysing the economic and financial aspects of heroin trafficking along the Balkan route, from Afghanistan to the main consumer countries in Europe. The study develops a methodology to estimate the scale, the nature and the potential impacts of the illicit financial flows and associated money laundering activities generated through heroin trafficking. Moreover, it discusses the potential economic impact thereof on each state involved. The report has the goal to provide countries affected by the traffic of Afghan opiates with actionable information and policy recommendations, raising awareness on the issue and offering practical steps for the future.