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Map: The World’s Illegal Trade Routes


How drugs, other illegal goods and, sadly, people, are shipped around the world.

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Ever wonder where illegal goods actually come from? Well, this map, created by Vox using data from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime will give you a snapshot idea (and sadly, not only for drugs but also for people). The main heroin and cocaine trade routes won’t surprise you—but did you know about the counterfeit meds?