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NCJ Number: 220494 Find in a Library
Title: Cocaine Smuggling in 2006
Corporate Author: Office of National Drug Control Policy
United States of America
Date Published: August 2007
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: Drug Policy Information Clearinghouse
Rockville, MD 20849
Office of National Drug Control Policy
Washington, DC 20500
Publication Number: ONDCP-01-07
Sale Source: Drug Policy Information Clearinghouse
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report from the Office of National Drug Control Policy provides an overview of cocaine trafficking in the United States in 2006.
Abstract: Report highlights include: (1) an estimated between 530 and 710 metric tons of cocaine departed South America toward the United States in 2006; (2) the primary channels for cocaine movement from South America toward the United States are the eastern Pacific and western Caribbean routes to Mexico and Central America, accounting for about 90 percent of the flow; (3) more coca cultivation in the Andean region was observed in 2006, than 2005; (4) 492 metric tons of cocaine were interdicted worldwide, the second highest total on record; (5) within South America, some reports indicate that use of aircraft expanded slightly in 2006; (6) over 60 percent of recorded cocaine movement toward non-United States markets headed directly for Europe in 2006, mostly for entry points in Portugal and Spain; (7) personal vehicles were the most common conveyance used to smuggle cocaine into the United States in 2006, arriving primarily across the United States-Mexico border; and (8) less than 17 percent of the cocaine seized in the United States Arrival Zone during 2006 was seized from commercial and noncommercial maritime vessels; much smaller amounts of cocaine entered by other methods, such as commercial air and mail.
Main Term(s): Cocaine
Index Term(s): Border control; Controlled Substances; Drug manufacturing; Drug statistics; International drug law enforcement; Smuggling/Trafficking
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