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.

(Additional crime in Mexico information.)

Source:  Associated Press, “Cocaine seizures drop in Mexico as traffic moves to Central America, international board says,” Washington Post, February 28, 2012.