Když Evropa fandí koksu

Je zapotřebí, aby vedoucí představitelé evropských zemí začali brát problém kokainu v Evropě vážně. „Bílá dáma“ svádí stále rostoucí počet Evropanů, a bude-li se Evropa dál tvářit, že problém neexistuje, jeho důsledky se tím jen zhorší.

V minulosti býval kokain problémem Ameriky, a to do té míry, že Spojené státy zahájily velkou kampaň proti prodejcům a uživatelům cracku v centrech měst, proti drogovým překupníkům i proti dodavatelům v Andách. Dnes je poptávka po kokainu v převážné části světa stabilní, případně klesá. Pěstování koky se v posledních pěti letech snížilo o čtvrtinu a množství zabaveného kokainu se téměř zdvojnásobilo. V roce 2005 bylo zabaveno impozantních 42% z celkového množství kokainu ve světě.

Pouze Evropa se tomuto trendu vzpírá. Užívání kokainu je zde na vzestupu, a to zejména ve Španělsku, Velké Británii a Itálii. Existuje řada nepřímých důkazů, podle nichž se stopy kokainu našly na bankovkách nebo v dodávkách vody.

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