The black market is booming in the city’s inner west.
Photo: Getty Images It’s happening with so much abandon.
It’s the perfect spot to sell, a place to buy drugs, booze, guns, crack, weapons and anything else worth money.
It can be hard to find a buyer when you’re looking for something in particular.
Market watchers say the black markets in Port Phillip are getting bigger and better, with the amount of goods and people flowing through the market each day increasing by hundreds of thousands.
Market watcher Craig Tippett says it’s a perfect place to sell drugs, liquor, guns and crack.
”You can see it’s growing and getting bigger.
It gets bigger with each passing day,” he said.
You see it getting bigger with every passing day, Craig Tompetts, market watcher.
Market watcherCraig Tippetts, Market Watch.
It’s also a perfect spot for those who want to move drugs from the blackmarket to the legal market.
Mr Tippets said the number of people coming to buy from the market had increased by 200 per cent since the start of the year.”
The market is thriving, it’s getting bigger, more people are coming and we see it being used by organised crime,” he told the ABC.
The market’s been a thriving operation for about a decade, with some experts estimating it’s worth more than $US100 million a day in illicit trade.
According to Mr Tippolls estimates, around 10 per cent of the drugs in the Port Phillip black market are stolen, and he said a significant amount of drugs were made by organised criminals who use the black drug as a means of payment.
Market Watch spoke to Mr Rimmer, who is the director of the Drug Policy Institute’s Drugs and Crime Policy Research Centre.
He said it was a complex trade, with drug trafficking often being done by people who are willing to work with each other.”
When you get to the point where there are 50 or 60 people in the market, you’re going to see the drugs being sold in bulk to get them to people who can buy them,” he explained.
Dr Rimmer said the black economy had become more and more popular, with people turning to the blackmarkets as a way to get money.
He said the illicit trade in the black-market market was now worth around $US10 billion a year, and it’s just a small part of the total black market, which is worth between $US50 billion and $US80 billion a month.
Dr Rimmers comments are echoed by Dr Rimmer and a number of other experts, who have told News.org.au that the black trade in Port Philip and the black country is thriving.
Drug Policy Institute director, Dr Rimmers.
While he’s not directly connected to the illicit market, he said it is growing at a faster rate than the black marketplace.
”It’s more than just the black community, it has the drug community, as well,” he admitted.
“The black market has become an integral part of drug culture, with many people in Port Macquarie and the Port Hills who are involved in it.”
It seems that people are using the black and white world of drugs and drug culture as a cover for their criminal activities.
‘You can’t be a black man without drugs'”There’s a lot of people who do go to the market to sell cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamines, ecstasy, methamphetamine, crack and even heroin.
But Mr Rimmers said that was not the case for all drug users.
Instead, they were buying drugs from people who were doing it for the money.”
If you’re a white guy, you can’t buy heroin without a crack dealer,” he pointed out.
Some people even buy crack from people like that.
Dr Rimes opinion is that the market in Port Phillips is not really a black market at all.
Because the drug market in the port is mostly run by local police, and because it’s legal, it doesn’t seem to have a lot in common with the black street.
In fact, Dr Ross said the only difference between the two was that the police and black market people would sell to each other at the same time.
Dr Ross said it seemed the black traders in Port Port Phillip were more focused on the profit than the people they sold to.
She said the difference in the prices they sold for could be explained by how well the police controlled the black people in their community.
I’ve met a lot, she said.
They are selling a lot more cocaine than the other people they deal with.
There’s no question that black markets are thriving in Port Pirie and the inner west, but Dr Ross is less sure about the black side of the market.