Europe: 30 billion euros of drugs used annually, drug reports

European citizens use 30 billion euros of drugs every year

European citizens use 30 billion euros of drugs every year

Brussels – News Time

European citizens use 30 billion euros of drugs every year. This information was revealed in the EU Drug Market Report 2019 jointly released by the EU Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drugs in Brussels and Europol, the European police agency. The report also reviews the entire drug chain, including its drug production, trafficking, distribution and sales in Europe. According to the report, cannabis, called cannabis in Urdu, is the largest selling drug in Europe. It is being used by 25 million citizens aged 15 to 64 years and with a market value of over 11.6 billion euros, similarly, the second cocaine worth 9.1 billion euros was used.

According to the report, 4 million European citizens admitted that they used drugs last year. Addressing a press conference on the sidelines of the report, European Commissioner for Internal Affairs and Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos said that the sale of drugs on this scale in Europe is a major source of income for organized crime groups. For which they are adopting modern technology and transportation for international logistics. Similarly, access to drugs is even easier for European citizens. For this, they use social media and the Internet. “This report is clear evidence that the illicit drug market is a major threat to the health and safety of our citizens,” he said. And through all the situations reviewed in this report, gang violence – drug abuse, drug trafficking, terrorism, human trafficking and other criminal activities – exerts pressure on European public and economic institutions can also be estimated. In the context of this report, the problems of real traders are also being exposed through drug-laundering money laundering.

Speaking at the press conference, MCDDA Director Alexis Goosdeel said the report was a clear signal to policy makers to take immediate action against the growing drug trade in Europe, which is the major source of drug-related violence and corruption in Europe. Addressing the press conference, Europol’s Executive Director Katherine De Bolle said that Europol is seeing a clear increase in trafficking through its operational work and intelligence partnerships from member countries. Law enforcement agencies need to prevent this. That’s why we’re spending a large portion of our resources on obtaining information about the drug trade.

According to the report, cocaine is also emerging in other parts of the world in the Middle East and Asia as an emerging distribution and distribution route, while 7.4 billion euros of heroin is being sold in Europe, along with 13 million heroin drinkers. According to the report, the Balkan route is the main corridor of heroin entry into Europe, but there is evidence that a northern route, including the Canal Suez, is also being used.


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