Cocaine use in Sydney has become rampant, with weekly earnings of drug dealers soaring to $35,000, according to a report by The Daily Telegraph.
Cocaine arrests also rise
The figure comes from the Australian Crime Commission, which also revealed a rise in the number of cocaine-related arrests.
In the past 10 years, much of the efforts of the police to curb cocaine use was concentrated on more affluent areas such as Waverly and Woollahra, but an increase in cocaine use in Parramatta, Auburn, and Bankstown has been noted. In Parramatta, there were 25 cocaine incidents registered in the year to September 2013, a far cry from the three recorded a decade earlier. Bankstown, on the other hand, had 29 cocaine possession incidents, 22 more than what was registered just five years ago.
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