So after years of wondering about the bizarre numbers that the press come up with every time there is a 'huge' haul of ecstacy taken by the cops, I finally did the maths.
Today's story in the Sydney Morning Herald claims a haul of $12 million dollar's worth, or 142000 pills. What I want to know is, who the hell is spending $85 per pill when they are commonly available for between $25-40?
I think that for $85 per pill I would want pure MDMA sprinkled with gold flakes, each accesorised with an ivory-handled crushing and snorting kit, plus keys for the night to a Sydney Harbour waterfront penthouse. Good grief. Not even the drug-supply derived South Coast experienced inflation of that level.
I wonder if a carton of milk in journalistic mathematics world commonly inflates from $2 to $8, or what other magical number games are going on there...