Pubdate: Thu, 12 Aug 2004
Source: Copenhagen Post, The (Denmark)
Copyright: 2004 The Copenhagen Post


After a mass drug sweep of Christiania's famed Pusher Street, police
expected a new illegal cannabis market would emerge

Four months after the police shutdown of Pusher Street, Christiania's
main drag for drugs, Copenhagen Police say they're baffled that no new
cannabis markets have popped up elsewhere in the city.

'We've been wondering for quite some time just what's going on in the
drug scene. We've had various indications that the market had
rebounded somehow, but we haven't been able to confirm anything
geographically or in any specific milieu. There's no doubt that the
Christiania cannabis market was so lucrative that some sort of
replacement market was bound to show up sooner or later. Surprisingly,
we haven't seen it yet, and it's a little hard to make out,' said
Copenhagen Police deputy inspector Rene Hallin, vice chief of the
narcotics division.

Vesterbro, Norrebro, Amager and Christianhavn Square have been tipped
as areas with rising illegal cannabis sales, but internal surveillance
of these neighbourhoods has revealed no significant increase in drug
dealing since Pusher Street was razed. 
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