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

Global Methamphetamine Seizures in 2012

According to statistics released by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). security agencies worldwide seized 36 tons of methamphetamine in 2012. Back in 2008, a total of 12 tons of meth was seized around the world. (Cost of meth per gram.) In 2012, nearly 45 percent of the worldwide total of meth… Continue reading Global Methamphetamine Seizures in 2012

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

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

Purity of North Korean Meth

According to intelligence agencies and police reports, the purity of the crystal meth that is trafficked out of North Korea has been tested to have a 99 percent purity rate. The production of crystal meth is a big business for the North Korean state. Intelligence agencies estimate that up to 40 percent of North Korea’s… Continue reading Purity of North Korean Meth

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

Amount a Smuggle Drugs to Prison Through Guard

In the US State of Hawaii, a prison guard plead guilty in federal court for smuggling contraband items into prison. The guard accepted $5,000 in bribes from a dealer to smuggle methamphetamine into the correctional facility, which was then distributed to a confidential informant. (More police corruption statistics here.) Source:  Associated Press, “Ex-Halawa guard pleads… Continue reading Amount a Smuggle Drugs to Prison Through Guard

Crimes Along the San Diego – Mexico Border

In a report released by the Attorney General of the US State of California, researchers stated that organized crime groups were committing money laundering, cyber crimes, human trafficking, and drugs and arms trafficking through the border between San Diego and Mexico. According to the report, approximately 70 percent of all the methamphetamine that is shipped… Continue reading Crimes Along the San Diego – Mexico Border

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