Dealers’ latest tactic: drugs, delivered to your door

October 4th, 2013

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Intensified police efforts to end the illegal drug trade have only pushed dealers to become more innovative.

Among the tactics dealers have resorted to is home delivery. Orders are placed over the internet, which makes it difficult for police to identify dealers and buyers.

Police say this year they have closed two so-called hash clubs, hangouts where drugs are sold and used, compared with an average of 20 in recent years.

Even with the migration to the internet, police say there are still plenty of more traditional deals for them to break up. The past three years, 9,000 people annually were cited for possession. Previously, police averaged 5,500 citations annually. 


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