The following is a recording of our event with Mr Tom Lloyd, Cambridgeshire’s former Police Chief Constable.
Last year in Britain, the costs of drug enforcement to the tax payer stood at £16 billion, or one and a half times more than the cost of hosting the Olympic Games 2012. In just the space of a decade, total expenditure on drug enforcement surpassed £110 billion.
Only £3 billion of that total went towards funding schemes to tackle addiction.
So what effect has our enforcement policies had on Britain? Are we turning the tide on drugs?
Watch this video as Tom Lloyd delivers a talk on his own experiences at the forefront of drug enforcement in Britain, the unintended consequences of Prohibition and why we need a radical shift in strategy.