London drugs: Massive increase in cocaine and other drugs taken off London’s streets last year
The amount of cocaine seized in London last year was nearly double that confiscated in the previous 12 months, new government figures reveal.
Police found a total of 633.2kg of the Class A drug between April 2016 and March 2017 – a huge increase from the 330.9kg seized in 2015/16.
It is also the biggest quantity seized in a year since at least 2009/10, and means on average a gram of the drug was taken every 50 seconds in the capital.
The figures are compiled by the Home Office for England and Wales and include seizures made by Border Control and British Transport Police.