Есть ли проблема кокаина в Европе?

Европейским лидерам следует серьезно отнестись к проблеме употребления кокаина в Европе. «Белая леди» соблазняет все больше европейцев, и отрицание этой проблемы приведет только к более тяжелым последствиям.

Прежде употребление кокаина считалось американской проблемой, до тех пор, пока Соединенные Штаты не начали проведение широкой кампании по борьбе с продавцами и потребителями сухого кокаина в негритянских и латиноамериканских кварталах, и с перевозчиками и поставщиками наркотиков в Андах. Сегодня же спрос на кокаин в большинстве стран мира находится на том же уровне или уменьшается. За последнее пятилетие выращивание кокаина было сокращено на четверть, а число случаев ареста партий кокаина практически удвоилось. В 2005 было арестовано огромное количество кокаина, около 42% всех запасов в мире.

Только в Европе наблюдается обратная тенденция. Употребление кокаина растет, особенно в Испании, Великобритании и Италии. Есть много примеров обнаружения следов кокаина на банкнотах и в системах водоснабжения.

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