The 2012 Crime Statistics released today [Feb 26] show there was over 500lbs of illegal drugs seized last year, with an estimated street value exceeding $14 million.
An estimated total of 247.4kg [545.4lbs] of controlled drugs with an estimated street value of $14.6 million was seized in 2012. Cannabis was the most common drug, with 235.4kg [519lbs] seized at a value of $11.8 million.
“The level of cannabis is unusual and is related to the seizure of a substantial amount of cannabis from the Front Street dock in November 2012,” the report said.
Drug seizures by location & quarter:
“By comparison, in 2011 160.9kg [345.7lbs] of cannabis was seized with a value of $8 million,” noted the report. “Cocaine was the next most common drug seized in 2012 with 10.5kg [23.14lbs] seized with a value of $2.5 million.”
The type, weight, value & location of the drugs seized in 2012 is shown below, click to enlarge:
The majority of drugs seized in 2012 were at street level  while there were 148 seizures at ports [including LF Wade Airport] and 4 overseas seizures which involved overseas law enforcement agencies.