Cocaine residue found in vast majority of city gymnasiums

March 9th, 2015

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75 percent of schools test positive

A new test by the radio station Radio24syv has showed that cocaine is being ingested at the majority of upper-secondary educational institutions (gymnasiums) in the Greater Copenhagen area.

Radio24syv took drug-wipe samples from the toilets of 12 gymnasiums in the Greater Copenhagen area and found cocaine residue in nine of them.

“Cocaine has made a huge comeback,” Pernille Nordby, a substance abuse councillor at the abuse portal Misbrugsportalen.dk, told Radio24syv.

“Cocaine used to be limited to certain circles, but as it has become less expensive and more accessible, it has become a normal party drug among the youth. And it’s not just a big city phenomenon.”

99 percent accurate
Radio24syv’s tests were undertaken during afternoon hours on Monday, Thursday and Friday.

The drug-wipe tests are considered to be 98-99 percent accurate.

Fact box

Traces of cocaine were found at:

 HHX Niels Brock, Julius Thomsens Plads, city centre
 HHX Niels Brock, Elitegymnasium, Kultorvet, city centre
 HHX/STX København NORD, Lyngby 
 STX N Zahles Gymnasieskole, city centre 
 STX Frederiksberg Gymnasium, Frederiksberg 
 STX Øregaard Gymnasium, Hellerup 
 HTX Tec, Frederiksberg 
 HTX Vibenhus, Østerbro 
 HTX CPH West, Ishøj 

No trace of cocaine found at:

 STX Gl Hellerup Gymnasium, Hellerup
 STX Ordrup Gymnasium, Charlottenlund 
 STX Falkonergårdens Gymnasium, Frederiksberg 


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