Drug traffic

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What are the monetary returns of investing in programs that reduce demand for illicit drugs?

The aim of this study is to estimate the return on investment for demand reduction strategies targeting illicit drug use. The authors reviewed the literature to identify benefit–cost analysis studies (producing benefit–cost ratios) conducted on programs in Australia and overseas that have, at least in...
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National wastewater drug monitoring program: report 16, June 2022

Report 16 of the National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program covers around 56 per cent of the Australian population, which equates to about 13 million people. Fifty-six wastewater treatment plants across Australia participated in the December 2021 collection, which monitored the consumption of 12 substances.
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National wastewater drug monitoring program: report 15, March 2022

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) has commissioned The University of Queensland, and through it the University of South Australia, to undertake the data collection and analysis that underpins the report. This is the fifteenth report in the series.
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Drug trafficking in the Pacific Islands: the impact of transnational crime

The Pacific 'drug highway' has spilled over into domestic markets for illicit drug consumption and production in the Pacific Islands region. This analysis identifies the key trends and dynamics driving the drug market in the Pacific and the implications for societies, traditional power structures and...
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National wastewater drug monitoring program: report 14, October 2021

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) has commissioned The University of Queensland, and through it the University of South Australia, to undertake the data collection and analysis that underpins the report.
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Sentencing for social supply of illicit drugs in Australia

In Australia, threshold quantities of illicit drugs act as an indicator of supply offences in distinguishing traffickers from users. This analysis maps out how current sentencing practices respond to offenders involved in ‘social supply’ and ‘minimally commercial supply’ who are charged with drug trafficking.
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Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cannabis demand and supply in Australia

This study uses data from the Drug Use Monitoring in Australia program to examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cannabis demand and supply in Australia.
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Declines in methamphetamine supply and demand in Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic

This study uses data from the Drug Use Monitoring in Australia program to examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the methamphetamine market in Australia.
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National wastewater drug monitoring program: report 13, June 2021

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) has commissioned the University of Queensland, and through it the University of South Australia, to undertake the data collection and analysis that underpins the report. This is the thirteenth report of the National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program.
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'High rollers': a study of criminal profits along Australia’s heroin and methamphetamine supply chains

This report uses existing quantitative and qualitative data to better understand the segmentation of Australia’s heroin and methamphetamine markets and the markets’ transnational connections. The authors also examine the profits made by criminal actors at each level of Australia’s vertically integrated illicit drug supply chains.
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Impact of darknet market seizures on opioid availability

This report investigates the impact of darknet market closures (voluntary or exit scams) and law enforcement market seizures on the availability of fentanyl and other opioids.
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National wastewater drug monitoring program: report 12, February 2021

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) has commissioned the University of Queensland, and through it the University of South Australia, to undertake the data collection and analysis that underpins the report. This is the twelfth report of the National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program.
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National wastewater drug monitoring program: report 11, October 2020

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) has commissioned the University of Queensland, and through it the University of South Australia, to undertake the data collection and analysis that underpins the report. This is the eleventh report of the National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program.
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How and why vendors sell on cryptomarkets

Cryptomarkets represent a growing component of the illicit drugs trade. Australia is over-represented in the proportion of online vendors who use these platforms to reach drug consumers. This study found that vendors perceive less risk of police intervention when selling drugs online, and that the...
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The impact of arrest and seizure on drug crime and harms: a systematic review

Drawing on the Global Policing Database (GPD), this review assesses the impact of supplier arrests and seizures on drug crime, drug use, drug price, drug purity and drug harm outcomes.
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Street-level drug law enforcement: an updated systematic review

This updated review uses the Global Policing Database (GPD) to capture evaluations of the impact of street-level law enforcement interventions on drug crime and drug-related calls-for-service. The GPD is an online searchable database designed to capture all published and unpublished experimental and quasi-experimental impact evaluations...
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COVID-19 pandemic constricts methamphetamine supply in Perth

This study examines the methamphetamine market and prevalence of methamphetamine use in Perth during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The relationship between drug price and purity and population level harm

This rapid review examines the relationship between price, purity and seven population level measures of drug-related harm and any differences across three drug types.
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National wastewater drug monitoring program: report 10, June 2020

This National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program report is the tenth in a series of public reports that present program findings. The program provides statistically valid datasets of drug use and distribution patterns across a large number of sites in capital cities and regional Australia.
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Enforcement of drug laws: refocusing on organized crime elites

This report provides an analysis of drug trafficking and its links with organised crime based on the most current evidence and with the support of experts. It exposes the failures of current policies in addressing deep-rooted issues that feed organised crime, levels of violence and...