Cocaine Seizures in Mexico in 2011

Mexican authorities seized 10 tons of cocaine across the country in 2011, according to a report by the International Narcotics Control Board. In 2007, security officers seized 53 tons of cocaine in the country. The drop in cocaine seizures is attributed to more cocaine being trafficked through Central America instead of Mexico due to increased security and fighting amongst the various drug cartels.

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Illegal Drugs in Jordan

In 2011, authorities in Jordan seized over 524 tons of illicit drugs such as cocaine, hashish, heroin and opium. Also seized was 9 million pills of Captagon, a stimulant drug prescribed to children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Captagon is the most common type of narcotic that is smuggled into the country.

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Illegal Drug Users in the World in 2012

According to a study published by Australian researchers at the start of 2012, around 200 million people around the world use some form of illicit drug. The equals of around 1 in 20 people around the world between the ages of 15 and 64. 203 million people use marijuana, 56 million people use amphetamines and meth, 21 million people use cocaine, and 21 million use opiates such as heroin.

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