'It was like ordering pizza': Cocaine taxis on the rise in Berlin

Cocaine delivery services are one of the easiest ways for people to get their hands on the Class A drug
The Local (Germany)
Monday, October 21, 2019

Police are investigating a growing number of "cocaine taxis" – cars that deliver the drug to any location – in the German capital. According to local Berlin broadcaster RBB, police opened 35 new probes involving cocaine delivery between the months of May and October alone this year. In 2018, there were 11 police investigations in connection with “cocaine taxis” in Berlin. It has prompted concerns over increased usage of the class A drug – and how easy it is to get a hold of it in the capital. Customers who want to buy cocaine order a "taxi" by making a phone call or sending a text with the address they want it delivered to. They are then connected to an unofficial call centre.