Items tagged with drug markets

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New gangs 'Uberise' Europe's cocaine supply and bring more violence [14.12.2018] A surge in the supply of pure cocaine to Europe has led to a rise in drug-related murders as new criminal gangs muscle into a market previously domin...
We from the police advise: more money and powers for the police [07.09.2018] The study ' The Netherlands and synthetic drugs: An inconvenient truth' by the Dutch police academy on the role of the Netherlands in the production ...
Netherlands ‘market leader’ in production and trade synthetic drugs [27.08.2018] The Netherlands is world leader in the production and trading of synthetic drugs such as ecstasy and amphetamines, with total turnover up to 2017 est...
Harsher drug prohibition won’t stop violence, but regulation might, law enforcers say [02.05.2018] After a spate of violent crime, the UK Home Office released its Serious Violence Strategy. Amber Rudd, former home secretary, said, perhaps inevitabl...
Unfazed by Brazil's army, Rio drug gangs willing to wait out occupation [24.04.2018] Leaders of Rio de Janeiro's heavily armed drug gangs agree on at least one thing with the head of Brazil's army: An ongoing military intervention can...
Narcopisos: Spain's 'drug flats' give focus for fight against heroin threat [12.03.2018] Empty properties in El Raval (Barcelona), many of which are owned by banks and investment funds following Spain’s property crash, serve as distributi...
Poppies, opium, and heroin [01.03.2018] Poppy cultivation in Mexico and Colombia is part of a local economy geared almost exclusively toward the illegal market abroad: it is driven by deman...
High-strength cannabis now dominates illegal market, study finds [27.02.2018] Almost all cannabis seized by police now comprises high-strength varieties, with outdoor-grown herbal strains and hashish barely found, according to ...
Trump sees ‘carnage’ from America’s drug boom. But major cities are getting safer [28.01.2018] The president and his attorney general have blamed the drug boom for “American carnage,” but the latest crime statistics suggest that the relationshi...
Morocco’s cannabis farmers are radically overhauling their grow methods [04.01.2018] On a recent visit to the Rif region of Northern Morocco, we observed a dramatic and widespread evolution in cannabis cultivation techniques. We have ...
Israeli pot dealers boost business with high tech smokescreen [23.12.2017] Telegrass, an Israeli platform for drug-dealing, has won praise from its users but sparked alarm among drug counselors and police. Amos Dov Silver, a...
Opioid tramadol destabilizes, fuels terror in parts of Africa, UN warns [15.12.2017] The illegal trade and growing abuse of tramadol, a synthetic opioid, are destabilizing parts of West Africa, especially in the Sahel region, where it...
The legal marijuana market is exploding — it'll hit almost $10 billion sales in this year [08.12.2017] The market for legal marijuana is heating up in a big way. Legal marijuana sales are predicted to hit $9.7 billion in North America in 2017, accordin...
Blowing up: Britain’s cocaine glut [07.12.2017] “It's as easy as buying a drink from an off-licence.” That is how Ellen Romans, a recovering drug addict, describes picking up cocaine near where she...
Legalization of marijuana unlikely to kill Canada’s black market right away [04.12.2017] From texting a local dealer to dropping into a neighbourhood dispensary or ordering online, Canada’s black market for recreational marijuana has seen...
Danish police use drone in operation against Christiania cannabis trade [30.11.2017] A special unit of the Copenhagen police force has been operating in and around the ‘free city’ of Christiania and on its notorious Pusher Street in a...
Heroin is driving a sinister trend in Afghanistan [30.10.2017] Afghanistan has long been one of the world's biggest producers of opium and the Taliban has made a lucrative business from taxing and providing secur...
High taxes on legal pot in California could mean black market will thrive [30.10.2017] State and local taxes on marijuana could surpass 45% in some parts of California, jeopardizing efforts to bring all growers and sellers into a state-...
Britain is developing a weed café culture under the radar [02.10.2017] There is bipartisan support for cannabis legalisation among MP’s in the UK. However, the only pro-legalisation party, the Liberal Democrats, failed t...
Jeff Sessions’s evidence-free crime strategy [20.09.2017] Over the last thirty years researchers, law enforcement leaders and communities have pushed for smarter, better violence prevention — spurred in larg...
End the gang war by setting cannabis free [14.09.2017] Until the early 2000s, Copenhagen’s cannabis trade was centred in Christiania, an autonomous enclave of the city featuring around two dozen stalls wh...
How legalization caused the price of marijuana to collapse [05.09.2017] All the diverse effects of legalizing recreational marijuana may not be clear for a number of years, but one consequence has become evident almost im...
Is Canada ready for legal marijuana? [24.08.2017] The Canadian government is expected to legalize recreational marijuana by July 2018, in large part to put an end to the extensive and enduring black ...
Rodrigo Duterte pushing Philippines' drugs market to Indonesia, anti-narcotics chief says [26.07.2017] Indonesia's anti-narcotics chief has declared Indonesia to have the "biggest" illicit drugs market in the world, revealing 72 international drug synd...
Roosendaal and Limburg have most drugs-related problems: CBS [24.07.2017] People living in the south of the Netherlands experience most problems with drugs and dealers, according to new research by national statistics offic...
Albania cracks down on cannabis trade ahead of hoped-for EU talks [21.07.2017] Thousands of small producers have made Albania, Europe’s second-poorest country, its biggest open-air producer of cannabis, exported mainly to wester...
Death toll mounts in Rio de Janeiro as police lose control of the city – and of themselves [17.07.2017] Even in Brazil, where homicides are really common, Rio de Janeiro’s crime rate is stunning. It is now impossible not to notice that the city’s Police...
Illegal drug market is booming, says UN watchdog [22.06.2017] The world’s illicit drug economy is “thriving” owing to large increases in the production of heroin and cocaine and a wider spectrum of synthetic sub...
Is Spain becoming Europe's cannabis garden? [12.06.2017] Cannabis production in Spain has grown significantly in recent years with more than 300,000 plants seized in 2015. Marijuana labs are believed to be ...
Proportion of UK drug users using dark net to buy drugs 'doubles in three years' [25.05.2017] There has been a huge rise in the number of UK drug users using the dark internet to buy illegal substances, a new survey has revealed. The Global Dr...
Early marijuana sales ‘unbelievably high’ after legalization: U.S. consultant [30.04.2017] A U.S. consultant hired by Ottawa to assess Canada’s eventual recreational pot market says jurisdictions that regulate cannabis should expect “unbeli...
Drug controls are 'absolutely pathetic,' activist says regulation will save lives [25.04.2017] A Vancouver based drug policy researcher has been working for decades to get the federal government to regulate illegal drugs like heroin and cocaine...
Are police too skint to control Britain's weed growing industry? [17.04.2017] Six years ago police were busting more than 20 cannabis farms a day. Local newspapers were filled with images of officers wading through illegal grow...
Trafficked and enslaved: the teenagers tending UK cannabis farms [25.03.2017] An international network of traffickers brings teenage boys from Vietnam to become enslaved gardeners in British suburbs. Yet every few weeks, anothe...
Trend for ‘home grown’ cannabis in Austria [20.02.2017] When it comes to drugs, Austrians are increasingly turning to cannabis and buying from ‘home growers’ based in Austria, according to a public prosecu...
Delays in Uruguay marijuana law leave door ajar for drug trafficking [23.01.2017] Three years after Uruguay became the first South American country to create a legal market for marijuana, seven out of every ten cannabis consumers s...
Gangs less involved in cannabis compared with other drugs: Statscan [23.01.2017] Canada’s organized crime groups and gangs are much less likely to produce and traffic marijuana than they are other illicit drugs such as cocaine and...
Pills that kill: why are thousands dying from fentanyl abuse? [10.12.2016] Fentanyl is the latest and most disturbing twist in the epidemic of opioid addiction that has crept across the United States over the past two decade...
Europe's outdoor cannabis capital [01.12.2016] Albania has become the largest producer of outdoor-grown cannabis in Europe. The potent plant has been described as "green gold" for struggling farme...
Deaths involving fentanyl rise as curbing illicit supply proves tough [17.11.2016] To get in front of production, the State Department and a group of U.S. senators asked the United Nations in October to add to the list of tightly co...
'Commercialization won out': will legal marijuana be the next big tobacco? [30.10.2016] Candi CdeBaca voted to legalize the free sale of marijuana in Colorado four years ago because she thought it would be good for her Denver neighborhoo...
Police say Christiania cannabis trade decimated [30.10.2016] Police Director Thorkild Fogde told Politiken newspaper that although hash and marijuana are still being openly sold in Christiania’s Pusher Street, ...
Cannabis trade moving into other Copenhagen neighbourhoods [06.09.2016] Since residents of the freetown Christiania took matters into their own hands and ripped down the cannabis stands on Pusher Street, it appears that d...
Christiania residents shut down Pusher Street [01.09.2016] After a meeting that stretched across several hours, residents of the largely self-governing commune of Christiania said they would try to shut down ...
Will Myanmar’s economy ever kick its opium habit? [26.08.2016] A recent report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) estimates Myanmar had 55,000 hectares of poppies under cultivation in 2015, m...
Ex-top undercover drugs cop forfeits anonymity to fight against the War on Drugs [19.08.2016] Neil Woods insists nothing good came of his 14 years as one of the UK’s most successful undercover cops, fighting the war on drugs. His painstaking, ...
Dutch lead the west in online drugs sales: report [15.08.2016] The online sale of illegal drugs is higher per head of the Dutch population than in any other major western country, according to a new report commis...
What makes marijuana users different from everyone else [13.08.2016] A massive study published this month in the Journal of Drug Issues found that the proportion of marijuana users who smoke daily has rapidly grown, an...
Swedish cannabis cultivation hits a high [10.07.2016] Cannabis cultivation in Sweden has increased exponentially in recent years, to the degree that some parts of the country are now becoming self-suffic...
Is the global cocaine trade in decline? [23.06.2016] The latest United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) 2016 World Drug Report presents a long-term analysis of cocaine production, seizures and ...

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