2011 Drug Seizures in Cuba

in Substance Abuse

State media in Cuba reported that authorities in the country seized 20,240 pounds (9,181 kilograms) of illicit drugs in 2011, the majority of which was marijuana.

In addition, law enforcement detected 399 aerial drops of drugs to boats on its way to smuggle the drugs into the United States, an increase from the 108 aerial drops detected in 2010.

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Source: Associated Press, “Cuba says it seized more than 9 tons of drugs in 2011, open to narcotics treaty with US,” Washington Post, January 13, 2012.

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