Drug Smuggling Seizures on the US-Canada Border in 2009

Drug smuggling on the border between Canada and the United States lead to US authorities seizing 3,423 kilo of marijuana in 2009, a 22 percent increase from the 2,792 kilos of marijuana seized in 2007. Ecstasy busts were also up from previous years, with 2,167,238 dosage units of ecstasy seized in 2009, up 6 times from the 312,389 dosage units of ecstasy seized in 2004.

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Source: Dan Freedman, “Drug smuggling mounts on northern border,” Kansas City Star, January 22, 2011.