Number 2047: Every good criminal enterprise must start somewhere
As long as heroin has been illegal there have been smugglers bringing it across borders. The tactics used by the gang in “‘H is for Heroin” seem crude by today’s standards, but the smugglers have gotten much better over the decades since this “Drug Racket Exposed!” — as the cover banner calls it — in Down With Crime #3, in 1952. The good guys are still using undercover cops to infiltrate the gangs. The gangs have gotten very sophisticated, and much more deadly.
The story was drawn by Mike Sekowsky. The Grand Comics Database doesn’t guess at an inker or a writer.
The publisher was Fawcett, a company which also published a full line of magazines and paperback books, besides comic books. Crime has always been big business, whether writing about it, showing it in popular media, including novels, television and the movies, or being a criminal (not advised).