Illegal Drug Use in the European Union

According to a 2014 report by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), over 80 million people living in Europe are estimated to have used an illegal drug at some point in their lives. The number of people who have tried an illegal drug represents about a quarter of the adult population… Continue reading Illegal Drug Use in the European Union

Top Selling Drug Dealer on Silk Road

The self proclaimed top drug dealer on the online black market website Silk Road plead guilty in US federal court in May 2014. Connelis Ja Slomp, aka “SuperTrips”, is a 23 year old man from the Netherlands made over $3 Million in revenue from selling drugs on Silk Road. According to court documents, the man… Continue reading Top Selling Drug Dealer on Silk Road

Cost to Bribe a TSA Baggage Screener

A baggage screener working for the Transportation Security Administration at Los Angeles Airport was sentenced to six years in federal prison for taking bribes to let cocaine pass through the station. According to court documents, the woman was paid at least $2,400 for each incident where she let a suitcase filled with cocaine to pass… Continue reading Cost to Bribe a TSA Baggage Screener

Cocaine Seizures in Costa Rica in First Quarter 2014

Security agencies in Costa Rica reported seizing about 4.8 metric tons of cocaine along the countries Pacific Coast during the first 4 months of 2014. In all of 2013, security forces seized 18 metric tons of cocaine along the Pacific coast. (Additional facts about cocaine.) In addition to cocaine trafficking, the Public Security Ministry is… Continue reading Cocaine Seizures in Costa Rica in First Quarter 2014

Drug Arrests and Seizures in Australia in 2012-2013

Reports by criminal justice programs in Australia found that drug trafficking activities in the country were increasing and that the arrests and seizures for illegal drugs reached an all time high. In the Fiscal Year of 2012-2013, security personnel in Australia arrested 101,749 people for drug crimes. During the course of their investigations, police made… Continue reading Drug Arrests and Seizures in Australia in 2012-2013

Price of Illegal Drugs for Sale in Ireland

According to a former heroin abuser in Ireland, the following information is the street prices of illegal drugs available for sale on the black market of Ireland. Cocaine:  High quality cocaine sold for €100 ($138) per gram. Ecstasy: €5 ($6.93) per tablet, or 10 ecstasy tablets for €40 ($55). Heroin: A bag of heroin that… Continue reading Price of Illegal Drugs for Sale in Ireland

Money Sent to Mexico from US Drug Sales

In 2013, criminal justice officials in the United States estimated that between $19 Billion to $29 Billion is being smuggled down to Mexico from illegal drug sales in the United States. The sales and revenue from marijuana, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine is included in that total. In terms of enforcement, the US Immigration ad Customs… Continue reading Money Sent to Mexico from US Drug Sales

Buying and Selling Drugs in Cambodia

Through the use of our User Submitted Data Form, a reader of Havocscope submitted information about the illegal drug trade in Cambodia. According to the reader, the prices of drugs in Cambodia vary depending if the buyer is a local Cambodian or a tourist / foreigner. In addition, an expat who is closely connected to… Continue reading Buying and Selling Drugs in Cambodia

India as a Source Country for Drugs in South Asia

According to data released by criminal justice programs, India is a main supplier of illegal narcotics to countries in South Asia. The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) reported that drugs and ingredients from India’s pharmaceutical industry is diverted to the black market. The illicit pharmaceutical pills are either trafficked domestically or smuggled on to the… Continue reading India as a Source Country for Drugs in South Asia