Table 5-7 U.S. Coast Guard Drug Seizures

Table 5-7
U.S. Coast Guard Drug Seizures

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Fiscal year 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Cocaine (lb) 47,333 33,629 28,585 103,617 82,623 111,689 132,480
Marijuana products (lb) 33,895 40,164 31,000 102,538 31,390 61,506 50,463
Cases 67 44 36 122 129 118 92
Vessels seized 28 34 41 64 75 74 56
Arrests 73 56 23 233 297 302 201
Value seized $1.8 billion $1.3 billion $1.1 billion $4.0 billion $3.0 billion $3.7 billion $4.4 billion

KEY: lb = pound.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Law Enforcement, Feb. 13, 2001.

  • Approximately 52,000 deaths occur annually in the United States from drug abuse and drug-related crimes, accidents, and incidents.
  • The Office of National Drug Control Policy sets the interdiction target for all interdiction agencies. The USCG is the lead federal agency for maritime drug interdiction.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation Performance Report, FY 2000 and Performance Plan Fiscal Year 2002, April 2001.