UN details morphing drug markets

United Nations, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime reported Wednesday on the reduction of the markets of opium, cocaine and marijuana and the expansion of the consumption of amphetamines and ecstasy.

In its annual report the organization reported a reduction of 15 percent in coca crops, mainly in Colombia. The markets of opium, cocaine and marijuana decreased in Asia, Europe and North America.

The organization said 140 to 250 million people between 15 and 64 years of age took some illegal drug.