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Police say Christiania cannabis trade decimated

Copenhagen Police said last week that the illicit cannabis trade in the alternative enclave Christiania is now just a shadow of its former self.

Police Director Thorkild Fogde told Politiken newspaper that although hash and marijuana are still being openly sold in Christiania’s Pusher Street, the level has fallen dramatically over the past two months.

The notorious open-air cannabis market has changed significantly since two police officers and one civilian were shot on August 31st in a drug bust gone bad. Following that incident, residents of the enclave, which was established by squatters in 1971, made the decision to kick out the organized criminals behind the market and tear down Pusher Street’s cannabis stalls.

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