A new Westminster report into ‘legal highs’ and the misuse of prescription drugs claims organised criminals are running the trade in Northern Ireland to a greater extent than in Britain and that the rate of new psychoactive drugs use in Ireland is the highest in Europe.

‘Drugs: new psychoactive substances and prescription drugs,’ which has been newly-printed by the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee, followed a November briefing by top Hertfordshire police officer, Andy Bliss, who is the Lead on Drugs at the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO).

According to the report the involvement of organised crime gangs in prescription drugs peddling is an issue in Northern Ireland but not in Britain.

via Gangs are behind NI ‘prescriptions’ trade – Londonderry Sentinel.