In 2011, police in Germany seized 1.4 tons of methamphetamine and amphetamine within the country, a record amount of seizures.
According to the Counternarcotics Minister of Afghanistan, the Taliban earned at least $155 Million from poppy cultivation and the opium trade in 2012.
A study conducted for California’s State Highway Department found that on any given Friday or Saturday night, up to 7 percent of all drivers test positive for marijuana use.The 7 percent figure means that traces of marijuana was found in their blood, and does not mean that they were impaired to drive.
Mexican drug cartel Los Zetas is estimated to be earning between $22 Million to $25 Million by illegally mining coal near the US border.
In the Boston region of Massachusetts, latest available data published in 2012 reported that emergency room visits for people on heroin was 251 per 100,000. The national average for emergency room visits for heroin is 69 per 100,000.
As of 2012, the medical marijuana industry in the United States was generating $1.7 Billion a year.
Marijuana grown in the Canadian province of British Columbia is estimated to make up 60 percent of the country’s total marijuana production.
In 2012, the financial value of opium produced in Laos and Myanmar was estimated to be worth $431 Million, according to the United Nations.The value of the opium from the two countries was a third higher than in 2011.
Up to 55,000 are forced to work for the Mexico Drug Trafficking Cartels, according to a Mexico news website.
According to the National Human Rights Commission in Mexico, there are 16,000 bodies that were found during the six-year drug war that have not been identified. In total, there are about 24,000 people reported missing from the conflict.