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Ice overtakes cannabis as most common drug before Victorian courts

Ice is overtaking cannabis as the drug most common before the Victorian courts.

The Herald Sun reports ice crime has surged 2000 per cent in a decade in Victoria.

Ross asked Wayne Gatt, secretary of the Victorian Police Association, if the penalties for trafficking ice should be higher than the penalties for trafficking marijuana.

“In about 2016 the government reduced the traffickal quantities of ice making it easier to prosecute commercial and drug traffickers, so that was a positive initiative in the war on ice,” Mr Gatt said.

“What’s most concerning is it’s so prolific.

“They’re (police officers) certainly doing more of it than they’ve ever done before.”

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“It has a completely different impact on the human body,” he said.

“They’re violent, unpredictable and out of control.”