On the first day of Christmas (well, nearly), the Home Office said to me... Britain has... 70,000 dealers, serviced by 3,000 wholesalers who are in turn supplied by 300 big time importers. Throw in a crack head out of his tree and you get the picture.
Yip, the Home Office has interviewed 220 convicted "serious" dealers. Based on that, they've projected the above stats and whilst there's no gay angle, we're still impressed. Sadly their own research also taught them that dealers view prison sadly but casually and as an "occupational hazard". Once serving times at Her Majesty's pleasure nothing stops - they simply give their business to their "employees" or "colleagues" - the kind of professionalism that makes it a tax free £7-8bn business that funds terrorists, criminals and the rest.
Politically motivated drug policy really is reminiscent of a certain Escher print.