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UN drug report dismissed by Home Affairs Department

Home Affairs chiefs are dismissing a UN report which claims the Isle of Man has the highest level of cocaine use in the world, per head of population.

The 2012 World Drug Report says 3.5 per cent of the population between the ages of 15 and 64 use the drug.

But the figures in the United Nations report are based on a survey of teenagers carried out in 2007, applied across the whole Island.

The Home Affairs department describes the figures as 'misleading' and the methods used in compiling the report 'deeply flawed'.

Political member for Drug and Alcohol policy David Quirk says the Island would be in the grip of 'extremely high' levels of drug-related crime if the figures were true - but instead has one of the lowest crime rates in the British Isles.

He's concerned the Island is unfairly portrayed in the report:

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