Estonia: Record quantity of drugs sent by mail in 2018

The Tax and Customs Board (MTA) intercepted altogether 742 parcels containing narcotic substances, which is a new record and indicative of the new and growing trend of ordering drugs online, ERR’s Russian-language news portal wrote on Friday.

Most of the substances in question are ordered on the so-called darknet, a part of the Internet not accessible to the most common brand of Internet user. Transactions involve cryptocurrency, and personal data is typically not requested. The most popular products ordered this way are cannabis products, amphetamines, ecstasy and LSD.

According to the head of the MTA’s drugs department, Raul Koppelmaa, what is needed is a modernisation of legislation to tackle the issue.

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