Marijuana Seizures at US – Mexico Border Each Year

According to a report by the International Narcotics Control Board, over 1,000 tonnes of marijuana is seized by United States security agents along the US / Mexico border each year. The marijuana seized by US customs represented 94 percent of all marijuana seized around the world in 2013. Back in 2010, law enforcement officials estimated… Continue reading Marijuana Seizures at US – Mexico Border Each Year

Number of Drug Addicts in Thailand

According to statistics from the Office of the Narcotics Control Board and the Narcotics Suppression Bureau, there are 1.3 million people in Thailand who are addicted to drugs. This translates to roughly 2 percent of Thailand’s population. Out of the 1.3 million drug addicts in the country, 250,000 have been prosecuted at one time and… Continue reading Number of Drug Addicts in Thailand

Amount of Ganja Growing Fields in Jamaica

According to intelligence by the United States, there are about 37,066 acres of fields in Jamaica that are growing marijuana, or ganja, in the country. 66 percent of Jamaicans have stated in surveys that they have smoked marijuana, and 85 percent favor medical marijuana. Despite wide-spread belief about ganja, marijuana is technically illegal in Jamaica.… Continue reading Amount of Ganja Growing Fields in Jamaica

Illegal Immigrants Seized from Entering the EU in 2013

Security Agencies guarding the borders of the European Union detected 107,000 people who were attempting to illegally enter the EU in 2013. The number of people detected by security forces was higher than the 75,000 people detected in 2012. Intelligence officials stated that most of the people attempting to be smuggled into the EU or… Continue reading Illegal Immigrants Seized from Entering the EU in 2013

Economic Value of Prostitution and Illegal Drugs in the UK

According to data released by the Office for National Statistics, the prostitution market in the United Kingdom is worth $8.8 Billion, and the illegal drugs market in the UK is worth $7.3 Billion. The ONS calculates that there areĀ  58,000 prostitutes working across the entire United Kingdom. (Number of prostitutes in the world.) The two… Continue reading Economic Value of Prostitution and Illegal Drugs in the UK

Illegal Drug Use in the European Union

According to a 2014 report by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), over 80 million people living in Europe are estimated to have used an illegal drug at some point in their lives. The number of people who have tried an illegal drug represents about a quarter of the adult population… Continue reading Illegal Drug Use in the European Union

Global Methamphetamine Seizures in 2012

According to statistics released by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). security agencies worldwide seized 36 tons of methamphetamine in 2012. Back in 2008, a total of 12 tons of meth was seized around the world. (Cost of meth per gram.) In 2012, nearly 45 percent of the worldwide total of meth… Continue reading Global Methamphetamine Seizures in 2012

Seizures of Heroin in NYC in first 5 Months of 2014

In the first five months of 2014, anti-narcotics agents in New York City seized 288 pounds of heroin within the city. The heroin seized was worth about $40 to $60 Million on the black market. In all of 2013, security agents seized a total of 175 pounds of heroin. (How much does heroin cost per… Continue reading Seizures of Heroin in NYC in first 5 Months of 2014

Prescription Drug Abuse by Older Americans

Data and statistics from the United States Government estimated that there were 336,000 people in the United States over the age of 55 who were misusing or addicted to prescription pain relievers in 2012. Data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration showed that the figures for 2012 were 132,000 higher than 10… Continue reading Prescription Drug Abuse by Older Americans