Drug Arrests in Mexico from 2006 – 2011

Between December 2006 and December 2011, drug enforcement authorities in Mexico reported arresting 3,439 drug crimes suspects across the country during the five years. Out of that total, 1,072 suspecta went to prison, or one in three  suspects.

Between the same time period, Mexico extradited 502 people, with 478 people being sent to the United States.

Source:¬† Associated Press, “Prosecutors: 1 in 3 Mexican drug traffic suspects sentenced to prison,” Washington Post, September 16, 2012.