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WorldCocaine is on the rise in Europe, EU drug agency says

02:50  07 june  2019
02:50  07 june  2019 Source:   msn.com

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LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The European Union agency that monitors illicit drug use says cocaine is becoming more widely available on the continent. The Lisbon-based agency says authorities are fighting back, with the amount of cocaine seized in Europe setting records.

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The European Union agency that monitors illicit drug use says cocaine is becoming more widely available on the continent. The Lisbon-based agency says authorities are fighting back, with the amount of cocaine seized in Europe setting records. In 2017, the latest with

Cocaine is on the rise in Europe, EU drug agency says © The Associated Press Bales with cocaine seized by Portuguese Police are displayed next to a Brazilian trawler at a Portuguese Navy base in Almada, outside Lisbon, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Portuguese police say they have intercepted the trawler in the Atlantic Ocean and found on board cocaine with a street value of more than 30 million euros, $34 million. (AP Photo/Helena Alves) The European Union agency that monitors illicit drug use says cocaine is becoming more widely available on the continent.

The European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction said in a report on Thursday that social media, the darknet and encryption are helping small gangs and individuals to sell drugs undetected.

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The European Union agency that monitors illicit drug use says cocaine is becoming more widely available on the continent. The Lisbon-based agency says authorities are fighting back, with the amount of cocaine seized in Europe setting records.

LISBON, Portugal (AP) - The European Union agency that monitors illicit drug use says cocaine is becoming more widely available on the continent. The Lisbon-based agency says authorities are fighting back, with the amount of cocaine seized in Europe setting records. In 2017, the latest with

The agency says authorities have identified "cocaine call centres" which use couriers providing quick and adaptable delivery networks.

The Lisbon-based agency says authorities are fighting back, with the amount of cocaine seized in Europe setting records. In 2017, the latest with full-year data available, authorities seized more than 140 metric tons of cocaine. That was almost double the quantity seized the previous year.

Despite the growth of cocaine, cannabis remains the most widely used illicit drug in Europe.

Engineer and wife charged with running sophisticated cocaine trafficking ring.
An engineer and his wife have been charged with running a sophisticated cocaine trafficking ring in Melbourne. Wei Keat Yee, 27, was allegedly busted during a street deal along Blackburn Road last night. He has since been arrested along with his wife and brother. © 9News Officers arresting one of groups suspected of sophisticated cocaine trafficking ring. Officers executed search warrants on two homes in Blackburn Road, Burwood East and Pratico Court, Forest Hill as part of Operation Sparkler. © 9News Police seized a number of items including large amounts of cash.

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