Ecstasy Market in Costa Rica

There are an estimated 300,000 people in Costa Rica between the ages of 13 to 35 who consume synthetic drugs such as ecstasy. 2 percent of students stated that they have tried ecstasy at least once in their life. According to officials, a single ecstasy pill costs between $11 to $19 on the black market,… Continue reading Ecstasy Market in Costa Rica

Number of Emergency Rooms Visits Involving Ecstasy in the US

Emergency room visits in the United States involving Ecstasy increased by 75 percent between 2004 and 2008. 17,865 visits to the ER due to ecstasy was reported in 2008, up from the 10,2220 reported in 2004. Almost 70 percent of the admissions invovled people in the 18-29 age bracket. 17.9 percent invovled people between the ages of 12-17.

Drug Smuggling Seizures on the US-Canada Border in 2009

Drug trafficking on the border between Canada and the United States lead to US authorities seizing 3,423 kilo of marijuana in 2009, a 22 percent increase from the 2,792 kilos of marijuana seized in 2007. Ecstasy seizures was also up from previous years, with 2,167,238 dosage units of ecstasy seized in 2009, up 6 times from the 312,389 dosage units of ecstasy seized in 2004.