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Drop-off drug distribution: Why users choose to source illegal drugs from delivery dealers

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While drug dealing organized as drop-off delivery services is not a new phenomenon, research indicates that it is on the rise. The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction recently described how the European cocaine market is undergoing a process of ‘[u]bernisation’, where more sellers promote additional services beyond the product itself, such as ‘fast delivery anywhere at any time’. Based on the assumption that developments in retail-level drug distribution are fuelled by supply-side as well as demand-side processes, this paper reports key findings from a qualitative study in Denmark exploring user motivations for purchasing drugs from drop-off delivery dealers.
Original languageEnglish
JournalNordic Journal of Criminology
Pages (from-to)213-222
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2019

    Research areas

  • Drug distribution, Dealing, Delivery services, Drop-off, Buyer perspectives, Drug purchasing, Drugs

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