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Dramatic decrease in amount of heroin in UK

There has been a dramatic decrease in the amount of heroin in the UK, BBC News has learned.

The Serious Organised Crime Agency claimed the drop was due to supply routes being cut off and said the street price of the drug had doubled.

Europe's biggest drug testing company, Concateno, said the number of addicts testing positively for heroin had halved in the past six months.

However, it warned that suppliers were diluting heroin with other drugs.

Danny Shaw reports.

  • 31 Jan 2011