Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 16 September 2014

UK is ‘the cocaine capital of Europe’

The UK is the cocaine capital of Europe, the UN has said.

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime said the UK was Europe's largest cocaine market — with more than one million regular users.

But its report revealed the quality of the Class A drug has declined dramatically in recent years.

A crackdown on traffickers has pushed prices up and led to dealers cutting even more.

There are estimated to be around 140,000 users in Northern Ireland and Scotland combined.

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