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Criminal justice – drugs

Seizures of drugs in England and Wales, financial year ending 2017 This release presents figures for drug seizures made in April 2016 to March 2017 in England and Wales by the police (including the British Transport Police) and Border Force |…

Heroin and other opiates

Boy, brown, china white, dragon, gear, H, horse, junk, skag, smack, diamorphine, morphine, methadone, opium, codeine, pethidine, dihydrocodeine (DF118), palfium, diconal, temgesic, physeptone What is heroin? Heroin (medical name diamorphine) is one of a group of drugs called ‘opiates’. These…

What is the UK’s international approach to drugs?

The main elements in the UK’s strategy for dealing with international drug matters are through bilateral representations and multilateral action. The UK with its unique position in the UN, European Union and Commonwealth seeks a coherent approach across the three…

Where do drugs come from?

Drugs bought from dealers or underground sources come from a number of sources: Grown in the UK Made in domestic labs Stolen or sold on from chemists or hospital pharmacies Imported from overseas Bought online Drugs come in three basic…