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Health Research Board. Irish National Focal Point to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. (2019) Ireland: national report for 2018 - 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 illicit 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 2017, law enforcement operations on the island of Ireland by the Revenue Commissioners and An Garda Síochána (AGS) indicated that drugs brought into Ireland originated in Europe (the Netherlands, Spain, and the UK), southeast Africa and Thailand. The main modes of transport were by freight via Rosslare Europort and Dublin Port, by plane via Dublin Airport and Shannon Airport, or via the postal system.

Date:2019
Pages:39 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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Subjects:MM-MO Crime and law > Crime
MM-MO Crime and law > Crime > Substance related crime > Crime associated with substance production and distribution
MM-MO Crime and law > Substance related offence > Drug offence > Illegal distribution of drugs (drug market / dealing)
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Policy > Policy on substance use > Supply reduction policy
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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