Drug Abuse in the Global Village
Drug Abuse in North America

Drug Seizures in North America

In 1991, RCMP and Canada Customs reported to have seized more than 850 kg of cocaine, over 80 tonnes of cannabis, 100 kg of heroin and over 469,000 dosage units of LSD (RCMP 1991).

            The RCMP seized 55.15 kg of heroin in 1990, a 60 per cent decrease from 1989, and 247.57 kg of cocaine, a 66 per cent decrease from 1989 (NDIE 1990).



During 1989, there were 259,494 kg of marihuana seized in the border states with Mexico, representing a 25 per cent increase in seizure activity (U.N. 1989).