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UK is ‘the cocaine capital of Europe’

Published 25/06/2009

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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