Reality Check: Is UK the drugs capital of Europe?

Reality Check: Is UK the drugs capital of Europe?
 

There have been 52 murders in the capital so far this year - and MP David Lammy says the drugs trade is driving a rise in violence.
"We are the drugs market of Europe," Mr Lammy told BBC Radio 4's Today programme.
The Tottenham MP added that the UK's drugs market was worth £11bn, and London was at its centre.
This figure comes from the National Crime Agency, which says that drug trafficking to the UK costs an estimated £10.7 billion per year.
This actually refers to the cost to the public purse of illegal drug use - in treating people in the NHS, the costs to the courts of dealing... read more

 
6 April 2018 in Regional, Views: 89
Source: BBC
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