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Health Research Board. Irish National Focal Point to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. (2021) Ireland: national report for 2020 - drug markets and crime. Dublin: Health Research Board.

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The only drug produced in Ireland is cannabis. However, the market is constantly changing; pre-precursors such as alpha-phenylacetoacetonitrile (APAAN) and benzyl cyanide, and precursors such as piperonyl methyl ketone (PMK) and benzyl methyl ketone (BMK), have been detected in Ireland in the past number of years. Synthetic drugs are not produced in Ireland, nor are general illegal drugs tableted. Ireland is viewed as an end source not a transit country. Its long coastline acts as a route for drugs to be brought into the United Kingdom (UK) and the rest of Europe.

In 2018, law enforcement operations on the island of Ireland carried out by the Revenue Commissioners and An Garda Síochána (AGS) indicated that illegal drugs brought into Ireland originated in Europe (Belgium, Spain, France, Romania); Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya); the United States of America (USA); Canada; United Arab Emirates (Dubai); and Asia (Indonesia, Pakistan, Thailand). The main modes of transport were by freight via Rosslare Europort and Dublin Port, by plane via Dublin Airport, or via the postal system.

Item Type
Report
Publication Type
Irish-related, Report
Drug Type
All substances
Date
May 2021
Pages
59 p.
Publisher
Health Research Board
Corporate Creators
Health Research Board. Irish National Focal Point to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Place of Publication
Dublin
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Accession Number
HRB (Electronic Only)
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