Friday, February 13, 2009

STREET PRICE OF DRUGS HAS PLUMMETED IN BRITAIN

Telegraph, UK - The Home Office has admitted that the street price of both cocaine and heroin has fallen by nearly half in the last ten years, making the most dangerous illegal drugs cheaper than they have ever been.

Based on reports from police forces, the Home Office said that cocaine is now being sold for as little as L20 a gram [$29] in some parts of the country.

The most common price for the drug is L40 per gram. Home Office figures for 1998 show the average price was L77.

A gram of heroin can now be bought for as little as L25, with the average price somewhere between L40 and L50 per gram. In 1998, the average was L74.. . .

According to DrugScope, a charity that provides research and advice on drugs policy, gram of cocaine can make between 10 and 20 lines for snorting, depending on its strength.

That means a line of cocaine can cost as little as L1, with an average price per line of between L2 and L4.

The average price of a pint of lager is around L2.75, although some pub chains have reacted to the credit crunch by cutting the price of a pint as low as 99p. A glass of wine typically costs L3.50.

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