Playgrounds, public toilets and even in family homes: the unsuspecting places covered with drugs in the Australian city called the capital of the world
- Adelaide playgrounds, train stations and money were found with traces of drugs
- Areas stretched out in the city were found with traces of cocaine and cannabis
- The findings come after Adelaide was named the meth capital of the world
It was named last week & # 39; the world's ice capital and further research has shown that Adelaide is literally covered with traces of drugs.
Traces of cocaine and cannabis have been found in family-friendly parks, playgrounds, train stations and on money in the city.
After Adelaide was named the world's meth capital, Today Tonight went into town with test kits to see how serious the drug problem is.
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Adelaide Railway Station (photo) was one of the areas that were found positive for traces of cannabis
The Hindmarsh Square Playground (photo) was wiped off and found positive for traces of cocaine
Adelaide train station and the Playford Alive Town Park in Munno Para both had traces of cannabis.
In the meantime, traces of cocaine were found in the Hindmarsh Square playground.
Cotton buds with loose cash were positive for cannabis and cocaine.
Cotton swabs were also performed on the Parliament, the Kensington Gardens playgrounds, the Burnside Village toilets and the Colonnades train station, but those areas tested negative for drugs.
Adelaide was branded & # 39; the world's ice capital after wastewater testing in cities around the world and discovered that the South Australian city had more milligrams of ice per person than any other place tested.
Adelaide had between 507 mg and 659 mg of ice per 1,000 people every day.
The Playford Alive Town Park in Munno Para (photo) tested positive for cannabis
The study analyzed waste water samples from 120 major cities in the world between 2011 and 2017.
The only city that came close to Adelaide was Seattle, with an average of 418 mg during the three years that the city's wastewater was tested, according to ABC news.
No other American cities participated in the study.
Canberra and Toowoomba had between 270 and 331 mg of ice per 1,000 people.
Despite the surprising figures, Richard Bade, research assistant at the University of South Australia, said that the use of methamphetamine decreased.
"To give it a little more context, the study was from 2017 and in fact, since that time, methamphetamine use in South Australia has even been declining." Bade.
& # 39; And numerous initiatives have been taken to reduce methamphetamine use in Adelaide. & # 39;
In March, the Australian Federal Police discovered 18 kg – or $ 13.5 million – of methamphetamine (photo) hidden in custom 4WD repair winches in Adelaide
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