London and Antwerp are the cocaine capitals of Europe

by Ivano Abbadessa - 2016.12.14
London and Antwerp are the cocaine capitals of Europe
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Londoners take more cocaine during weekdays than the residents of any other European city. However, during the weekends the Belgian city of Antwerp beat the UK capital’s appetite for the illegal stimulant. The findings emerged in a study of drug concentrations in sewage in 50 European cities across 18 countries carried on by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA). Tests conducted in March showed the average weekday concentration of cocaine in London’s wastewater was 790.5mg per 1,000 people per day. In Antwerp, it was 1,042mg per 1,000 people per day over the weekends.

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