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However, Libra really likes nature. It’s inspiring to them. They’re going to need to step up on their roar game if they go outside since they can be rather delicate angels. Scotland has the second highest drug arrest rate in Europe (Image: Daily Record)Get the biggest daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeMore newslettersThank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailPolice in Scotland arrest more people for drug offences than any European country except Sweden, the Record can reveal.Our heavy duty approach saw 602 arrests per 100,000 citizens in 2017 making us the fourth most hardline among 60 leading nations in a survey.Police Scotland arrested more people per head of population than the US and 2.6 times as many as in England and Wales.At the same time, Scotland’s drug deaths have risen to almost three times that of the rest of the UK, which appears to confirm the view of some that it is impossible for a country to arrest its way out of drug problems.Task force to fight drugs death epidemic as Daily Record sparks Scottish Government into actionOur drug bust count was beaten only by Malaysia, Australia and Sweden whose government adopted a controversial zero tolerance policy on drugs.The figures will be seen as proof that zero tolerance of drugs does little to help the problems, as heavy duty policing has coincided with the Scottish drugs death rate going through the roof, to be far worse than any other European nation.A growing number of people believe that decriminalising drug possession and decreasing the stigma surrounding drugs would be a massive step forward.The global figures were collated by Sunrise House, an American Addiction Centers facility that provides research based programmes for adults struggling with drug and alcohol addiction.Read MoreTop news stories todayFive drug smugglers jailed for total of 120 years after 112m cocaine bust on yacht”When looking at the metric of drug arrests per 100,000 citizens, Scotland produces the second most arrests for drugs of all of the countries in Europe and, in fact, produces the fourth most drug arrests on a per 100,000 citizens basis of all of the countries we evaluated.”While we ourselves are not experts on the current Scottish drug climate and culture, there is no question that the nation’s law enforcement has made curtailing drug possession and trafficking a major priority.”Regardless of the legal outcome, it is our hope that those who struggle with addiction are able to access the proper resources to receive the life saving treatment they need.”Scotland had 934 drug related deaths in 2017. Scotland’s road traffic fatalities in the same year were 15 per cent of that, at 146.While we have quite rightly poured time, money and research into transport safety and thankfully reduced the numbers, drug related deaths continue to increase.The most recent figures estimate that this year they will be closer to 1100.Some people will not be bothered by that. Their attitude is that any deaths of drug users are self inflicted.After all, drug users have a choice and they choose to inject, digest or smoke their drugs.