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The German police arrested a 29-year-old Austrian man who operated an amphetamine kitchen in a small town in Baden District called Leobersdorf. The Austrian suspect had supplied and distributed a package containing drugs on the Darknet. The police in Vienna on Friday reported that this activity led to the arrest.
Moreover, on November 14, 2017, police discovered that the suspect sold 700 grams of amphetamine on the market in Friedeswald. The suspect also sold another kilogram on the internet. The police made a house search at the suspect’s residence in Leobersdorf and uncovered a lab producing more than 600 grams of amphetamine at a time, making this an illicit drug kitchen.
Furthermore, the customs officers in Frankfurt seized another package from the suspect on April 5. The package comprised of 100 grams of amphetamine, which the man had sent to an unknown address. The suspect used his real name in sending the package but sent the package to one of his forged addresses.
At last on April 5 the wanted Austrian man was finally arrested with an accomplice after an attempted robbery. The police force also with the same accomplice was able to arrest another 24-year-old Austrian who had 14 grams of amphetamine on his person.
Nevertheless, the two Austrians admitted to the crime as they were cross-examined. Furthermore, the 29-year-old admitted to making over 20 darknet drug sales. In general, the two men manufactured and delivered more than 1,400 grams of amphetamine themselves. The goal was to sell 20 grams at a time, costing almost 200 Euro per sale.
Germany’s drug kitchen
Germany is well known for the invention of many popular drugs. An investigation has shown that in the provinces of eastern Germany, most drug kitchens exist.
Explicitly, the production of illicit drugs in Germany started with drugs such as pervitin, cocaine diacetylmorphine also known as heroin and even the opioid oxycodone. Through the investigations mentioned above, the production of three drugs were namely amphetamine, MDMA (ecstasy) and methamphetamine.
Large packs of amphetamines were found all over the investigation areas, with the north and east of Europe reported having the most number of packages. These were discovered in the urban areas of southern Europe. However, the highest concentrations were found in Saarbrucken.
Large amounts of MDMA were found in urban communities in Germany and the Netherlands. The results of the investigation indicated that Amsterdam led Europe’s Ecstasy production, with about three other Germany cities topping the capital Berlin, which placed in in 6th position. Studies show that in many parts of Germany, MDMA production levels are higher this year than in the previous years, with huge increments seen already in a few urban areas.
The use of methamphetamine was observed to be amassed in the eastern parts of Germany, with Chemnitz and Erfurt leading the chart in Europe, trailed by the Czech Republic and Slovakia. It was discovered that its use was highest in Cyprus which is nowhere near Germany. It was however observed that the production level of methamphetamine in other areas were very low. Nevertheless, the top cities in Germany were Chemnitz and Erfurt.