Tuesday, July 27, 2010

drug numbers

I'm in a numbers mood today, so thought I'd throw some out. Since December 2006, the Mexican army has seized:

1,654,839 kilos of marijuana

24,720 kilos of cocaine

111,337,589 US dollars

Incredible. But more incredible is the realization that the street price of these drugs in the US has not gone down significantly (or at all) in the same period of time.

1 comment:

  1. Frankly, 24.7 metric tons of cocaine over four years doesn't sound like that much. In Costa Rica, in alone 2009 they busted 22 metric tons of the stuff pratically on accident. Obviously its easier to bust large quantities when its being shipped by the ton in boats and whatnot, but 24.7 tons over four years still doesn't sound like that much.