The drug dealers in Görlitzer Park in Berlin are annoyed and stop selling: Due to the obligation to provide documents since January 1, the dealers have the feeling that their business is being criminalized.
Politicians have managed to do it once again: one of the most popular tourist attractions in the German capital is on the brink of extinction! The guilt is due to the obligation to issue documents that has been in effect since January 1, which also drives kiosks and sauna clubs crazy.
“Since this stupid receipt requirement came into effect, trading has no longer been fun,” says drug dealer MDMA from West Africa (name also unknown to the editors) on behalf of many of his colleagues in Görlitzer Park. The Kreuzberg green area has blossomed into one of the most noticed drug handling centers in Berlin since the 2000s. but now it will end.
Unreasonable receipt obligation
“Even with the smallest quantities of crystal meth, I now have to issue a paper invoice, which is ridiculous,” the drug dealer exhilarates when he tries to put an invoice receipt roll into the ridiculously small slot in his mobile till system. “A bong obligation in Germany would have made much more sense!”
A long line has already formed in front of his point of sale, which is lovingly marked by the district office, the customers roll their eyes, children cry. A German consumer had insisted on an invoice.
Police officers lose good acquaintances
“I’m the last dealer here who, despite this harassment, still sold his goods,” says the 23-year-old after having to run after a freaking marijuana buyer to hand over the invoice. “But now I also have enough of the eternal small and small of politics.”
Completely annoyed, the dealer buried his supplies with a toy shovel in the children’s playground in Görlitzer Park and said goodbye to the police officers with long hugs and a tear in the eyes.
What particularly annoys the passionate drug dealer is not only the pollution caused by the carelessly thrown away invoices on thermal paper. But also the latent distrust, which is shown in the obligation to pay. “My colleagues and I have the feeling that our activity should become criminalized and that we are under general suspicion,” says the dealer sadly.
Dealers switch to crime
For years, they had received the signal from Berlin politics that they were fulfilling an important task in the city. Football tournaments have even been organized for dealers so that they can get a little bit of a distraction from their demanding work.
“If that’s the case, then I can go straight to organized tax evasion crimes,” says the drug dealer, disillusioned, “I’m going to be a baker now.”