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Massive Increase In ‘Liquid Ecstasy Drugs’ Seized By Authorities


Official Information Act data shows there has been more
‘liquid-ecstasy drugs’ seized by Police and Customs in
the first three months of this year than in the entirety of
2019.

“The National Drug Intelligence Bureau
released data to the Sensible Sentencing Trust showing the
astonishing numbers which has clearly coincided with the
legalisation of festival drug testing,” says Darroch Ball
co-leader of Sensible Sentencing Trust.

“More than
780 litres of the drugs GBL, GHB, and BD have been seized by
Police and Customs in the first three months of 2021
compared to a total of just 83 Litres in the whole of
2016.”

“Given that one dose of these types of
drugs consists of less than 1ml, the numbers show the huge
increase in the use of the drug as well as value that it has
on the streets.”

“Worryingly the data also shows
that 2021 is on track to have over 2,700 litres seized by
authorities – which would be almost three times the amount
seized last year.”

“It is no coincidence that this
increase in use of the drugs found at festivals has
coincided with the legalisation of drug testing at festivals
late last year. The numbers are undeniable and
extraordinary.”

“Added to this is the rise in meth
use, gang distribution, and the ‘soft on crime’ approach
by the current government which has created a perfect storm
for use of this dangerous drug to flourish.”

“This
is clear evidence that government legislation and overall
lack of action has encouraged more use and prevalence of
these types of drugs.”

“It also shows gangs are
benefiting from the government’s soft approach to drugs
and law enforcement, and gangs are just expanding the
peddling of drugs on our
streets.” 

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