Drug Seizures in Venezuela in 2012

Criminal justice programs in Venezuela announced that over 45 tons of illegal drugs was seized in the country in 2012. Over 60 percent of the illicit drugs were cocaine, with 27.17 tons of cocaine being seized by police. The remainder of the drugs were mostly marijuana seizures.

In addition to the drugs, authorities in Venezuela arrest 20 major drug traffickers. Between 2006 and 2012, security agencies across the country reported 95 major traffickers were arrested in Venezuela.

36 clandestine landing strips and 18 planes that were used for transporting narcotics were also seized by police in 2012.

Source: ¬†Edward Fox, “Venezuela Narcotics Seizures Up in 2012,” Insight Crime, December 21, 2012.