The Australian Crime Commission has released its annual illicit drug data report, which reveals that law enforcement has achieved a record high in the last financial year in terms of drug arrests and seizures, says Dan Harrison and Fergus Hunter in a report for The Sydney Morning Herald.
According to the ACC report, illicit drug arrests in 2013-2014 reached 112,000, which reflects a 10 per cent increase on the previous year. Illicit drug seizures, on the other hand, were pegged at 93,000, a seven per cent rise on 2012-13.
These seizures include a single 10-tonne seizure of benzaldehyde, a chemical used to make methamphetamine or ice, in Victoria, which is facing a huge problem with the drug.
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