Drug tourism on the rise on Czech-German border

The authorities report a sharp rise in drug tourism on the Czech-German border. According to Bavarian police an increasing number of Germans have been travelling to the Czech border areas to buy drugs from Vietnamese dealers, mainly the methamphetamine-based drug pervitin and marihuana. While in 2010 Bavarian police detained 183 people with drugs they had bought in the Czech border areas last year their number rose to 553. The police say that while initially people bought small amounts for their own use they now suspect that a distribution network is being created with an ever greater amount of drugs being smuggled to Germany.