Drug gangs operating with impunity throughout the City
Intravenous drug use has soared across the capital’s high-density housing estates according to the results of a newly published study carried out by researchers from the Emperor David University. Recording cases of narcotic-related hospitalisations, deaths, and crimes between 2011 and 2012, the study noted, rather grimly, that the number of recorded incidents in each category has shown a dramatic rise.
Most alarmingly perhaps, the number of reported drug related deaths rose 80% from 2010 figures. The rise in the use of hard drugs, predominately heroin and cocaine, mirrors deaths tally. Commenting on his study’s findings, Professor Henry Gigan blamed low levels of education and general deprivation for the stark figures.
“Unemployment and abandoment by the State is no doubt a key factor in the rise in drug use and the malignant effects this has on our society. Our team saw at first hand that the drug cartels have full control over some of the city’s largest housing complexes. The common factor in all cases was the pressence of high levels of deprivation. Many gangs operate without any fear and in some cases, are in essence, the actual governing government.”
Professor Gigan announced that continued research in the area was required but funding was dependent on finding a sponsor. “We need £300,000 to fund the project in 2013, money which the University simply does not have. I therefore would appeal to any minifigure out there who may be able to help to contact my team and I.”