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

Seizures of Heroin in NYC in first 5 Months of 2014

In the first five months of 2014, anti-narcotics agents in New York City seized 288 pounds of heroin within the city. The heroin seized was worth about $40 to $60 Million on the black market. In all of 2013, security agents seized a total of 175 pounds of heroin. (How much does heroin cost per… Continue reading Seizures of Heroin in NYC in first 5 Months of 2014

Amount the US Government Spends on Drug Addiction Research

In the fiscal year 2013, the United States Federal Government spent $320 Million on drug addiction research, according to a report by the Cincinnati Enquirer. The amount of federal spending was down 20 percent when compared to the inflation adjusted amount of $402 Million in 2010. When adjusted for inflation, the amount of federal spending… Continue reading Amount the US Government Spends on Drug Addiction Research

Crystal Meth In Iran

A teenager who sells crystal meth in Tehran, Iran, told the media that he sells a gram of crystal meth for about $5. Buyers of meth in Iran include many students and middle-class workers. According to the dealer, meth is more expensive than heroin in Iran, and many young people in Iran see crystal meth… Continue reading Crystal Meth In Iran

Earnings for an Opium Grower in Egypt

A Bedouin who lives in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt has resorted to growing opium for drug traffickers in order to make a living. The man told the media that he previously provided camel tours to tourists. Before the uprising and revolution in Egypt in 2011, the man would see about 60 tourists each day.… Continue reading Earnings for an Opium Grower in Egypt

Drug and Alcohol Addiction in Punjab, India

Roughly 40 percent of those between the ages of 15 to 25 years old in Indian state of Punjab is addicted to some form of narcotics, whether it be heroin addiction or alcohol addiction. 48 percent of the farmers and laborers in the state are also considered to be addicts. In the neighborhood of Amritsar,… Continue reading Drug and Alcohol Addiction in Punjab, India

Drugs Seizures in Iran in 2013

Criminal justice agencies in Iran have reported that 570 tons of illegal drugs were seized across the country during the Iranian fiscal year, which fan from March 21,2013 to March 20, 2014. The types of illicit drugs confiscated included opium, heroin, morphine, and hashish. Over 70 percent of the seized narcotics were opium. According to… Continue reading Drugs Seizures in Iran in 2013

More Heroin from Mexico Entering United States

In early 2014, federal security administrators reported that more heroin grown and produced in Mexico was entering the United States. Officials stated that this was occurring due to the decrease in marijuana that was being sold by Mexican traffickers. Based on intelligence and media interviews, the wholesale price of marijuana sold in Mexico has dropped… Continue reading More Heroin from Mexico Entering United States

Price of Heroin in the Washington DC Region

Based on information submitted to Havocscope, the following is the reported prices of heroin when sold in the Washington DC area of the United States. According to our reader, the basic unit of sale for heroin is through increments of a tenth of a gram. Thus, .1 gram is sold for $10, .2 of a… Continue reading Price of Heroin in the Washington DC Region

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