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Swiss cities in top 10 for European cocaine use

National News // June 12, 2020

We’re one of the biggest cocaine using countries in the world – regularly appearing more than once in the top ten using European cities. 

Photo by Holger Link on Unsplash Swiss cities in top 10 for European cocaine use

Most of the time, Zurich heads the Swiss city list – but no more. Sankt Gallen now takes the questionable prize coming in third, with Zurich fourth. 

The study is determined by waste water analysis by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Addiction. 

The figures show that cocaine use in Sankt Gallen has quadrupled in seven years – it only doubled in Zurich. 

Coming in ahead of Sankt Gallen is Antwerp at number one and Amsterdam in second place.

To underline how popular cocaine is in Switzerland, Geneva uses more of the drug than London on a per capita basis. 


 

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