London which is known as the cocaine capital of Europe, may now also has the credit of delivering drugs faster than pizza. According to a new study, London is among the cities around the world in which cocaine may be delivered faster than pizza. With smartphones and increased messaging services along with faster drug delivery system, it has become easier to deliver harmful drugs in London. The Global Drug Survey looked at the impact of encrypted messaging services and other methods which makes drug delivering faster than ever before.
Professor Adam R Winstock, a consultant psychiatrist and founder of the survey said that increased number of CCTV has made the traditional dealing of drugs on streets riskier for both buyers and sellers. Winstock said London is seen as one of the cities were cocaine delivery is quicker than pizzas alongside New York and Berlin.
Independent quoted Winstock as saying, “With the darknet facilitating the delivery of drugs direct to people’s letterboxes and encrypted social media platforms allowing people to order in secret, it’s not surprising that there’d be an impact on the speed of delivery. Despite additional charges for swift drug delivery, the attraction of convenience and discretion means it makes sense for dealers to invest in premium delivery services. With all this in mind, we decided to look at efficiency and speed of drug delivery across the world. And to make a symbolic comparison, we’re using pizzas as a benchmark and, cocaine as the test.”
The report stated that the research team said taking part in the Global Drug Survey is “more important than ever before”, adding: “The world of drugs has changed dramatically in the last decade with advances in technology opening new avenues for risk and risk reduction.”