Imported from Europe, West Africa's Addiction to Hard Drugs on the Rise

Following a trend among industrialized nations, hard drugs are now making their way into the hands of West African consumers. With European markets saturated, experts believe drug barons are increasingly turning their attention to the region. That has led to an increase in addicts, and the opening of West Africa's first drug rehabilitation center. The first time Omar took heroin was in France during the 1980s.   As a young Senegalese student in Paris, he was lured to the back alleys of...

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