Global Cocaine Supply and Seizures

in Substance Abuse

According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, cocaine seizures were reported by 44 countries in 1980.

By 2007/2008, trafficking of cocaine became a global operation as 130 countries were reporting cocaine seizures within their borders.

In 2008, the global supply of cocaine was 865 metric tons, down from 1,024 metric tons in 2007.

Source: UNODC, “The Globalization of Crime,” Chapter 4: Cocaine, June 2010.

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