In 2010, Baron Reiter led an operation on Lian Yu with prisoners slavishly harvesting the drug under military supervision. But this was merely a cover and secondary objective so that he could acquire the Khushu Idol for himself. Oliver Queen was later recruited in to the fold as a guard on the people. Taiana Venediktov stole some of the drugs to distribute amongst other workers who were in pain. In turn, she was sentenced to death, a task Oliver falsely promised to follow through with. Reiter also traded Slam with Army Lieutenant Joyner in exchange for opium confiscated during the Army's stationing in Afghanistan.