Mexico opium growers say they have no choice but to plant more acres to meet US heroin demand

February 2, 2015 2:00 PM

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Mexico opium growers say they have no choice but to plant more acres to meet US heroin demand

In this Jan. 26, 2015 photo, poppy flowers grow in the mountains of the Sierra Madre del Sur in Guerrero state, Mexico. The multibillion-dollar Mexican opium trade starts here, where Mexican farmers are feeding a growing addiction in the U.S. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills) (The Associated Press)

SIERRA MADRE DEL SUR, Mexico – Red and purple blossoms with fat, opium-filled bulbs blanket the remote creek sides and gorges of the Filo Mayor mountains in the southern state of Guerrero.

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