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June 8, 2019 – The current data on cocaine showed that both the number of seizures and the volumes seized are at an all-time high in Europe, supposedly due to ‘increased availability’. Another factor listed is the ‘Uberisation’ of the industry, thanks to a rise in users ordering drugs at the click of their smartphone. This means smaller groups are able to access the competitive market, and are able to distribute drugs more easily.
“These new methods appear to reflect to some extent the type of disruption seen in other areas facilitated by the common use of smartphones — a potential ‘Uberisation’ of the cocaine trade – a competitive market in which sellers compete by offering additional services such as fast and flexible delivery options,” the report says … The EU’s home affairs chief Dimitris Avramopoulos said: “The drugs situation is worsening in many parts of the world and sadly the EU is no exception.“This year’s report presents a warning picture. There is a record level of illicit drug seizures.