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Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Tonnes of Drugs

The drug "Ice" or "Crystal Meth" is the latest drug to be causing major problems here in Australia. The estimated number of users in Australia was 100,000. So this got me thinking about how many tonnes of this drug are used each year. If each user used an average of 10 grams* a week which means there is tonne used each week or 52 tonnes a year. That is about two semi-trailers full a year**. The more suprising thing is Customs found 15 tonnes last year, so they are not doing too badly if these crap calculations are correct.

* I have no idea if this an average amount.
** So applying the same logic that got the Americans into Iraq, all we have to do is find these two trailers.

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