Mackenzie welcomes rise in drug seizures

Highlands and Islands SNP MSP, Mike MacKenzie, has praised the police and communities across Scotland in their efforts and cooperation in overcoming drug dealing.

The publication ‘Drug Seizures by Scottish Police Forces’ shows a 10% rise in seizures 2011-12 from the previous 12 months.

Mr MacKenzie says: ‘The Scottish Government’s continued commitment to take on the drug trade and the money being made in it shows the SNP’s determination to halt Scotland’s crooks and dealers and to make our communities safer.

‘These figures send out a clear message that drug dealers and those who bring misery to communities have nowhere to hide. Just as significantly this gives a strong signal to young people that drug dealing is not a career option.’

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2 Responses to Mackenzie welcomes rise in drug seizures

  1. Does a 10% rise in seizures equate to a 10% reduction in use? Could it be that there has been a large increase in drug availability that has made it easier for the police to seize 10% more?

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  2. Alternatively it could just put the price up, meaning more crime by addicts to pay for their habit.

    The ‘war on drugs’ was lost years ago. Time for a strategic withdrawal perhaps?

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