UK cocaine use triples in a decade

The UK National Crime Agency (NCA) has reported that the UK now consumes more cocaine powder than anywhere else in Europe. Cocaine trafficking tripled between 2011 and 2019, with an estimated 117 tonnes imported to the UK in 2019. From 2018 to 2019, 9.6 tonnes of cocaine were seized, an increase of 12% on the previous year and the highest level since records began.