Date published 10 June 2016
Last reviewed 14 December 2022

The sale and distribution of illicit drugs remains the most pervasive form of organised crime in Queensland.

Though difficult to quantify, its high cost to the state is clear in the toll it takes on individuals, families and communities, the impost on the state health system and related services, and the increasing pressures on law enforcement.

This strategic intelligence assessment profiles the main illicit drug markets currently operating in Queensland, and the extent of organised crime involvement in them. It looks at current and emerging trends, factors influencing changes in demand and supply, and associated harms.


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