Tariq (11) and his brother Hamid (14) show capsules of heroin they plan to smuggle into Iran. The young boys swallow 5 to 7 capsules of 5 grams. They cross the border with an adult and then give him the capsules using a laxative.
Children are used in the drug trade as they are less suspected, and if they get caught they sometimes get a lighter sentence. (image by Philip Poupin)
Tariq (11) and his brother Hamid (14) show capsules of heroin they plan to smuggle into Iran. The young boys swallow 5 to 7 capsules of 5 grams. They cross the border with an adult and then give him the capsules using a laxative. Children are used in the drug trade as they are less suspected, and if they get caught they sometimes get a lighter sentence.
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