Home > Cocaine and heroin involved in majority of serious drugs cases before courts.

[thejournal.ie] Cocaine and heroin involved in majority of serious drugs cases before courts. (05 May 2014)

URL: http://www.thejournal.ie/cocaine-heroin-1449168-Ma...

A new report published by the courts service has revealed that cocaine and heroin are involved in seven out of 10 serious drugs cases heard.

The research by the Irish Sentencing Information System (ISIS) showed that cocaine was involved in 45 per cent of cases, while heroin accounted for 25 per cent of incidences.

In serious cases of possession, sale or importation of drugs, just less than a quarter of offenders get the ‘presumed minimum’ of 10 years or more. Almost half get between five and 10 years, while 18 per cent receive between two- and five-year terms......


Item Type:News
Source:thejournal.ie
Date:5 May 2014
EndNote:View
Related URLs:
Subjects:B Substances > Cocaine
B Substances > Opioids (opiates) > Heroin
MM-MO Crime and law > Criminal penalty
MM-MO Crime and law > Law enforcement and the justice system
MM-MO Crime and law > Justice system > Court system
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

Repository Staff Only: item control page