Three out of every 100 Spaniards is a cocaine addict, making Spain the most addicted country in Europe as well as being one of the main entry points of the drug to the continent.
The data comes from the United Nations and notes that consumption of cocaine in Spain has 3.1% of the population aged between 15 and 65 taking the drug. Spain is followed the U.K. and Italy, although the country with the most absolute users of cocaine is the U.K.
The numbers are detailed in the 2010 annual report from the International Narcotics Control Board, which notes that 23% of European cocaine addicts are in the U.K., 21% in Spain, 19% in Italy, 9% in German and 5% in France.
Cocaine is the second most popular drug in Europe, after Cannabis, and its use on the continent has doubled since 1998 to now show 4.1 million addicts.
It should be noted that the 2010 report has used data from 2007 and 2008.
Of the 34.9 tons of the drug recovered by the authorities in Europe in 2009, nearly 18 tons was seized in Spain.