Drug Seizures in Mexico Between 2007-2009

in Substance Abuse, Transnational Crime

From 2007 to mid-2009, law enforcement in Mexico seized 65 tons of cocaine and more than 9.3 million pounds of marijuana off the black market.

In addition, 4,220 weapons were seized in 2006, and 9,500 weapons were seized in 2007.

(More crime in Mexico statistics.)

Source: Ginger Thompson and Marc Lacey, “Mexico Drug Fight Fuels Complaints,” New York Times, August 18, 2009.

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