UK cocaine seizures up by 189%

Class A drug seizures in England and Wales increased 13% in 2018/19. This included a 189% increase in cocaine seizures, with 9.65 tonnes seized in the year to March 2019, the highest figure since 1973 when records began. Ecstasy seizures rose to 2.2m doses from 0.7m in 2017/18, the largest amount since 2007. These figures have reversed a trend of declining drug seizures in the UK since 2009.