Cocaine

News, information and statistics about cocaine abuse and the trafficking of cocaine. Data about cocaine is collected from criminal justice public health programs, drug treatment centers, security agencies and other public information sources.

The financial value of coca produced in Colombia based on farm-gate prices was $623 million in 2008. This figure is down from the $934 million value in 2007.

 

475,000 people in Spain was believed to have been using cocaine in 2006, making it one of the highest levels of cocaine abuse in the world.

6,000 Spanish youths between the age of 14 to 18 are reportedly using cocaine on a daily basis.

7.0 percent of the population used cocaine at least once in their lifetime.

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7.7 percent of the population in Poland smoked marijuana at least once in their lifetime, and 0.8 percent of the population last used cocaine in 2005.

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In 2006, 718 cocaine labs and 14.7 tons of partially processed cocaine were seized by police in Peru.

 

Drug cartels from Mexico supply 90 percent of the cocaine trade entering the United States enters through Mexico, along with an increasing amount of marijuana and methamphetamine.

 

6.6 percent of citizens in Italy between the ages of 15 to 64 have used marijuana once in their life, and 2.1 percent of the population last used cocaine in 2005.

 

17.4 percent of the population in Ireland smoked marijuana at least once in their lifetime, with 3.0 percent of the population last used cocaine in 2005.

 

20.6 percent of the population in the Czech Republic smoked marijuana at least once in their lifetime, and 1.1 percent of the population last used cocaine in 2005.

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Cocaine produced in Colombia supplies 70 percent of the world’s cocaine market in 2006.

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According to the 2006 United Nations World Drug Report, the market value of coca produced in Peru based on farm-gate prices was $307 million in 2005.

Source: United Nations, “2006 World Drug Report,” Office on Drugs and Crime, pg. 247, June 2006.