Meth use at “Pandemic Levels” in Australia

Authorities concede, drug seizures are just "the tip of the iceberg" Authorities concede, drug seizures are just “the tip of the iceberg”

Hardly a day goes by without a former Olympian, football player or other so-called “celebrity” being found with drugs, or worse still dying prematurely due to self harm or injury as a result of drug abuse.

According to latest figures released this week, an illicit drug arrest was made every six minutes and a seizure every seven minutes while authorities seized about $2.7billion worth of drugs last year alone.

Authorities readily concede that even these startling figures represent just a fraction of the prevalence of drug use in society.

Victoria Police Deputy Commissioner  Graham Ashton said the drugs being discovered by authorities were “only the tip of the iceberg”.

“We’re never going to police our way out of the drug problem in Victoria. In fact, we’ve really only got a tip of the iceberg and that’s all we’ll ever have,”…

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