Australian Crime Commission: Drug Use Reaching ‘Pandemic’ Proportions

drug use effectsA Growing Wave of Drug Use

In the words of Australian Drug Authorities: ” The growing multi-billion dollar trade of illicit drug use into and within Australia has reached “pandemic” proportions, destroying Australian lives at unprecedented rates.

To put this into perspective, Australian authorities claim that an illicit drug arrest is made every six minutes while a seizure is done every seven minutes. Over 2012 to 2013 alone, authorities seized over $2.7 billion worth of drugs according to an annual Australian Crime Commission Report.

Graham Aston, Victoria Police Commissioner, further added that the drugs that are being discovered and seized are just the “tip of the iceberg”.


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