Remember when the threat of terrorists slipping through the cracks was the only threat we thought we faced from welcoming in refugees?
After last New Year’s mass sex attacks in Cologne and other cities, it became clear there was a whole new reality emerging.
Now Germany is experiencing yet another problem from opening up its borders to refugees: a surge in drug-related deaths.
Via the Daily Caller
Germany saw an 18.8 percent increase in drug-related deaths, a four percent increase in first-time users and a sharp decline in drugs seized.
In Germany’s three poorest states, Saxony, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Saarland, deaths more than doubled. The trend has been ongoing over the past three years, but never before have numbers surged by more than 10 percent.
Police blame the unflattering results on “reduced control capacity, probably due to increased use of police forces to deal with the refugee issue.”
Newspaper Bild recently reported some refugees have been used as cheap drug traffickers by criminal gangs.
Nobody can blame Germans for wanting to extend a helping hand – but they’re quickly realizing they bit off more than they could chew — and the hand that’s feeding is getting sorely bitten.
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]