Ecstasy From Canada Seized in the US

in Substance Abuse

Of the 15 million ecstasy tablets seized in 2010 in the United States, 4 million tablets were seized on the norther border with Canada, double the 2 million tablets that were seized in 2006.

Between 2006 and 2010, between 10 to 24 people died each year due to overdosing on ecstasy.

The ecstasy tablets cost between $3 to $10 per pill. According to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, the illegal trade is mostly done in Canada by Vietnamese drug trafficking gangs.

Source: Kelley Sinoski, “B.C. a hotbed for ecstasy production,” Vancouver Sun, January 4, 2012.

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