An estimated 49.6kg [109lbs] of controlled drugs with an estimated street value of $3.2 million was seized by police in the second quarter of 2012
The statistics show seizures from 1 April 2012 to 30 June 2012. The majority of drugs seized are at street level  while there were 51 seizures at ports [including LF Wade] and 3 overseas seizures which involved overseas law enforcement agencies.
Out of the estimated total of 49.6kg of controlled drugs, cannabis the most common drug with 44kg [97lbs] seized at a value of $2.2 million.
Cocaine is the next highest, with 3.9kg seized with a value of $0.9 million. The type, weight and value of the drugs seized broken down by Port, Street and Overseas seizures can be seen in the chart below extracted from the police report.
Assistant Commissioner Paul Wright said: “Total drug seizures for the second quarter increased by 11% but are below average for the previous year. The context, however, is that last year’s unusual seizure of $52 million worth of drugs pushed the average up significantly.
“The primary seizures were made at the borders by the Department of Customs and totalled over $3 million. Another $200,000 worth was seized from the street or interdicted en route to Bermuda. The total drug seizures for the year to date are valued at $5.1 million.”
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