There are purchased drugs for over 200 billion in the EU every year

criminals are using increasingly digital opportunities to sell the drugs to the EU citizens, the report shows. There is annually purchased drugs for at least

There are purchased drugs for over 200 billion in the EU every year

criminals are using increasingly digital opportunities to sell the drugs to the EU citizens, the report shows.

There is annually purchased drugs for at least 224 billion in the EU.

It appears by a report from the EU agency for the monitoring of drugs, which are being released every three years.

the Deal with drugs is illegal, and therefore, the figure is fraught with uncertainty.

the Report is published every three years. In the latest from 2016, the annual trade in illegal drugs amounts to at least 180 billion dollars.

About 39 percent of the market consists of cannabis, 31 percent are cocaine, 25 percent are heroin, while the remaining five percent is amphetamine and mdma.

the Market is described as more complex and dynamic than in the past.

The criminals are using increasingly opportunities online to sell via social media and darkweb - known as "the dark internet".

The criminals use encrypted smartphones, illegal firearms and false documents as part of their activities.

the report raises the concern that the narkoen increasingly finds its way to Europe via ships and aircraft. There will also be more with the post and in packages.

the Agency mentions drones as a technology that in future may be a solution for the consignment of the drugs, which one should be aware of.

the Director of the EU's narkoagentur, Alexis Goosdeel, considers that the report should get the warning lamps to flash in politicians.

- This report is a clear signal to policy-makers, to address the fast-growing drugs market, which is becoming increasingly global, interconnected and digital.

- The very large-scale production of drugs in and outside the EU leads to a high availability of natural and synthetic substances, he says in a press release.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 26 November 2019, 22:00

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