Crime: The Seldom Seen

Every year, $350 million worth of illegal narcotics get smuggled into the U.S. Most of the stuff comes from Turkey, Communist China and Thailand, moves through processing plants in France, then is passed by racketeers to dope pushers on street corners, in barrooms and pool halls. Last year the Bureau of Customs seized nearly 1,500 oz. of heroin, 48,000 oz. of marijuana at U.S. ports and borders. That is a big haul, but not nearly big enough. The smuggling trade is still profitable enough to satisfy the needs of the nation's 48,000 narcotic addicts, 23,000 of whom live in...

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