MDMA use in London

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-06-22
Session date: 
June 22, 2016
Reference: 
2016/2308
Question By: 
Kemi Badenoch
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What assessment have you, MOPAC and the Metropolitan Police Service made of the 2016 European Drug Report which suggests MDMA has returned as the "stimulant drug of choice" for young people, and that more needs to be done to tackle the growing online market for such substances?

Answer

Answer for MDMA use in London

Answer for MDMA use in London

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I welcome the study published by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA). The report raises a number of issues and highlights the importance of true partnership and collaboration by all agencies working together to reduce the opportunity for organised criminals to bring misery to the world's greatest city.

A range of approaches are taken to tackling drug markets in London, from the police working with International Partners to reduce importation opportunities, to collaboration with Local Authorities and other partners to pursue those who supply drugs. 

I am aware of the damage drugs can have on our communities; criminals seek to profit and lead lavish lifestyles from the importation and supply of drugs and we would encourage anyone with information about the illicit supply of drugs to contact the MPS