Thursday, May 31, 2018

Cocaine ‘resurgence’ in EU as Colombian output and purity rises

A new report said water analysis, the presence of purer cocaine and increased seizures all pointed to cocaine becoming more available in Europe. It said there were increases of cocaine residue in waste water in 26 of 31 European cities surveyed in the last three years. The highest traces were found in cities in Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain and Britain.

The agency said the purest cocaine in a decade was being sold. They estimated the European cocaine retail market at a minimum of 5.7 billion euros ($6.7 billion) in 2013.