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Steroid arrests could overtake cocaine within two years

ARRESTS for steroid trafficking will outstrip cocaine in two years and heroin within four years, a Queensland criminologist predicts.

Bond University assistant professor and former detective inspector Terry Goldsworthy's warning comes after two recent reports from the Australian Crime Commission (ACC) showed huge increases in arrest and seizure numbers in Queensland.

"If you look at the actual arrests for drugs, steroids is very quickly going to overtake cocaine arrests nationally," he said.

"I'd probably predict by next year or the year after there'd be more arrests for steroids than there are for cocaine."

Steroid seizures in Queensland jumped a whopping 78.9 per cent from 2013/14, the latest Illicit Drug Data Report reveals, compared to a 7.9 per cent national increase.

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