BUYING DOPE IN BAGHDAD

Created: Friday, 24 June 2005 Written by Hassan-i-Habbah

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So you have just landed in the capital of the brand new Democratic Republic of Iraq. And of course your first thought is what sort of shit can I score here and how much is it going to cost?
Well let me tell you....
It depends if you’re in or out of the green zone. Inside supply is a bit more reliable but usually more expensive because the Yanks will tax everything! Also your are more likely to get better grade Coke then outside the green zone as it is brought in by the senior staff there directly. Hashish and smack is usually lower grade though cause 9 times out of 10 they would have scored it first from some Ali Baba outside the green zone and cut it up to make more profit. Luckily the Hash and heroin in Iraq is world class so it is still quite good.

Price per g ($US):
Hashish $25
Heroin $25
Cocaine $50

Outside the green zone it gets a bit more interesting. Since the overthrow of Saddam the locals have grasped all the best things of western democracy. And top of this list is drugs. And with Iraq so wonderfully placed near some of the best producers of drugs, Afghanistan and Lebanon, the country is really a heaven for the discerning substance abuser.

Well it would be if it weren't for all the bombs and shootings going off!

Generally I’d say that buying outside the zone is better if you want bulk requirements (say anything above 5-10 grams). Hash and smack are cheaper but other drugs are a bit more expensive. As most available chemicals are used for explosives, speed, ice, and other synthetics are not that freely available. Ectsasy can be found but it is difficult, and most of the supply is used up by suicide bombers to make sure they are in the right mood as they go off to paradise to fuck their 69 virgins. As with drug transactions in other parts of the world, it’s always who you know that gives you the best bargains. But as of last week this is a good indicator on what the prices were on the streets of the toughest city in the world, Baghdad:

Price per g ($US):
Hashish $15
Heroin $15
Cocaine $75
Ice $75

So there you have it. Buying dope in Baghdad. Just remember prices can and will fluctuate but you should be able to get a good deal so that no matter which side of the fight you’re on you can make sure you’re stoned out of your tiny mind.

Hassan-i-Habbah

ps Next week getting a root in the fire zone: The whores of Babylon!