Report

The Australian methylamphetamine market: the national picture

25 Mar 2015
Description

The Australian Methylamphetamine Market provide a concise understanding of the nature of organised criminal involvement in the Australian methylamphetamine market. The report consolidates open source information with operational and strategic intelligence to inform the Australian public on what the Australian Crime Commission sees as a significant threat to the Australian community. It is intended for the report to inform the national response to the methylamphetamine problem.

Aim

This report aims to provide a concise understanding of the nature of organised crime involvement in the Australian methylamphetamine market.

The ACC monitors all illicit drug markets through its High Risk and Emerging Drugs Special Operation. Through this work, the ACC has assessed that methylamphetamine poses the greatest threat to the Australian public of all illicit drug types.

The ACC’s annual Illicit Drug Data Report provides a detailed and comprehensive statistical picture of the illicit drug threat to Australia and provides an in-depth statistical analysis of the illicit drug market. The Australian Methylamphetamine Market: The National Picture is a complementary intelligence report. This report provides a brief summation of the national picture of the methylamphetamine threat. It explores the international and national dimensions of the methylamphetamine market, outlines the role of organised crime in driving the Australian market, the nature of the market, and the harms associated with methylamphetamine use. It also examines the diversion of precursor chemicals required to produce methylamphetamine in clandestine laboratories. It does this by consolidating open source information with operational and strategic intelligence collected by the ACC and Commonwealth, state and territory law enforcement agencies.

The release of this report is designed to: ƒƒ

  • inform the widest possible audience, including those who are not privy to classified law enforcement intelligence ƒƒ
  • generate discussion and dialogue about what can be done to tackle the methylamphetamine problem ƒƒ
  • enable individuals, friends and families to understand the nature of the harms caused by methylamphetamine and influence those around them to minimise harm ƒƒ
  • inform the national response to the methylamphetamine market.
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2015
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