Police to crack down on Pusher Street

A new tactical squad has been set up to tackle the illegal drug trade and escalating violence in Christiania
The Copenhagen Post (Denmark)
Monday, August 20, 2012

police-raid-christiania-2004Starting September 1, the police will be stepping up efforts to cull Pusher Street’s estimated one billion kroner organised cannabis trade through the creation of a new task force. Past police efforts in Christiania have failed to curtail the illegal drug trade, and renewed police efforts in Christiania are also going against current public sentiment. A newspaper poll indicated that nearly 65 percent of the public supported state-controlled cannabis distribution, while Enhedslisten (EL) commissioned a Gallop survey in early August that conveyed that 53 percent agreed or strongly agreed that the state should take over the sale of cannabis.