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Opium

John Spies

Mae Hong Son, Thailand

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Raw opium oozes from slits a grower has cut into mature seed pods. After the petals have dropped, hilltribe farmers in the Golden Triangle harvest their crop. The opium, a sticky white sap, congeals to a brown paste in the winter sun. The raw opium is smoked locally and sold to be refined into morphine at a ratio of 10 to 1. Morphine is then further refined into heroin for shipment around the world. Typically, a hilltribe farmer has no conception that his opium will eventually end up in the veins of western addicts.

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