Amount of Cocaine Smuggled to United States from Mexico

in Substance Abuse

Back in 1991, security intelligence agencies estimated that up to 50 percent of the cocaine being sold in the United States entered the country through Mexico.

In 2004, intelligence officers estimated that the amount of cocaine smuggled through Mexico increased to 90 percent of all cocaine available in the United Sates.

(More cocaine facts and figures.)

Source:  David Luhnow, “Saving Mexico,” Wall Street Journal, December 26, 2009.

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