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London is the cocaine capital of Europe… again

Posted at 10:00 am, June 5, 2015 in News

It’s been revealed that London has Europe’s highest concentration of cocaine in our sewage, for the second year running. Someone give us a gold star and a line.

The average daily concentration of the drug in our waste water came in at a grand total of 737mg per 1,000 people in 2014. This left us slightly ahead of Amsterdam and waayyyy ahead of the other 50 cities in the study by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. It also meant we beat 2013’s average of  711mg of cocaine per day per 1,000 people.

Interestingly though, we fell behind Amsterdam when taking into account only weekend figures, which means, a) the ‘Dam must have an insane spike in drug use at the weekend, or b) we Londoners must be going medium-hard on every single day of the week.

London also had the fourth highest daily concentration of ecstasy (Amsterdam came top of that competition). And, weirdly, it appears that while the study looked for traces of cannabis, methamphetamine and amphetamine in sewages across Europe, it didn’t check for them in London. So, who knows how much weed we’re smoking?!


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