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Australia is now officially the Methamphetamine capital of the world

Australia is now officially the Methamphetamine capital of the world



Perth was the Methamphetamine capital of Australia, while cocaine and MDMA use was high 

In comparison to those living in 24 other nations, Australians consume meth the most.

According to the most recent data published by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, Australia has been shown to have the highest use of the illegal substance on a per capita basis among a list of other nations located in Asia, Europe, and Oceania.

People in regional New South Wales were using the substance at a higher rate than people in any other rural location, making it the most popular drug for usage in rural areas overall.

Before being analyzed by the national wastewater drug monitoring program, the results were taken from thirteen million different people living in Australia and compared to data spanning from December 2021 to February of this year.

Methamphetamine, cocaine, MDMA, and heroin use is currently at a higher rate in residents living in capital cities as compared to those living in regional locations.

In rural places, the use of alcohol, fentanyl, and nicotine was significantly more common.

The use of cocaine in Australia rated fifteenth out of twenty-six countries, while Australians are the fifth largest users of MDMA out of twenty-seven countries and the sixth heaviest takers of cannabis out of sixteen nations.

New Zealand, the United Kingdom, France, and South Korea were among the nations that contributed to the report; however, the United States of America and South Africa were not among those nations.

Cocaine use was at an all-time high in Belgium, while MDMA use was greatest in the Netherlands.

Michael Phelan, the CEO of the ACIC, stated that organized crime networks had expanded their drug supply since the limits on Covid were removed; nonetheless, the analysis showed that levels had not yet restored to how they were before the pandemic.

According to Mr. Phelan, “a large portion of the harm that Australians endure at the hands of organized crime is related to the use of illicit substances.”

It has been said that “serious and organized crime groups profit from the importation, manufacturing, trafficking, and sale of drugs that inflict harm to the community.”

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