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Drugs EU: cocaine again on the rise

LISBON – The availability of cocaine in the European Union increases. Also, the drug easier to get and has the highest purity in ten years. Writes that the EU drugs (EMCDDA) in the drugsrapport 2018.

Cocaine is the most commonly used illicit stimulant drug in Europe.

According to the agency, there is in Europe an increase in the production and availability of drugs. Cocaine is the most commonly used illicit stimulant drug in Europe. Approximately 2.3 million young adults (15-34 years) have the drug in the past year.

Tracks

Most traces of cocaine in the municipal wastewater were found in cities in Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom.

Spain has less important as a transit country for the white drugs. Cocaine is more often via northern ports smuggled in. According to the agency, the Belgian ports, it is becoming increasingly important. Almost half of all cocaine seizures in Europe are done, the report said.

’More and more drugs being produced’

According to the agency, is there in Europe also more and more drugs produced. The netherlands and Belgium are still the frontrunner when it comes to the production of ecstasy.

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