Cocaine use on the rise in Finland, high prices limit appeal

New wastewater analysis shows the use of cocaine in Finland is spreading from southern urban areas to other parts of the country. The overall level of cocaine use in Finland is still quite low.

Cocaine use is still quite rare in Finland, however. When it comes to illicit drugs, amphetamines and methamphetamines are far more common.

According to Inspector Teemu Saukoniemi of the National Police Board, last year the laboratory of the National Bureau of Investigation examined 130 kilograms of amphetamines seized by police, while fewer than four kilograms of cocaine were submitted.

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