Amount of drugs confiscated to make trafficking uneconomical

The percentage of illegal drugs that would need to be regularly confiscated from the streets in the UK to put major traffickers out of business


The UK Drugs Commission report warned that between 60 - 80% of drugs would need to be intercepted to put major dealers out of business. In reality, despite hundreds of millions of pounds a year going into reducing supply, an estimated 12% of heroin and 9% of cocaine was impounded between 1996 and 2005


UK Drugs Commission, via The Telegraph

Added: 11 August 2008


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