Most Popular And Widely Spread Illegal Drugs In The United States

illegal drugsAccording to Drug Enforcement Administrations, there are yearly over 30,000 arrests related to trafficking and distribution of illegal drugs. Illegal Drugs business costs billions of dollars, that’s why this type of crime is always a problem for the U.S. and it is impossible to totally extirpate it.

macThe following drugs and their amounts were found in 2006 within the borders of the USA:

  1. Marijuana – 660.969 kg
  2. Cocaine – 49,823 kg
  3. Heroin – 598 kg
  4. Methamphetamine - 1.540 kg
  5. Hallucinogens – 9.199.693 units

It is estimated that marijuana is currently used by 11.5 million people in the U.S. Most of the marijuana is illegally imported in the United States from Mexico, also a big amount of high-potency marijuana comes from Canada. All of the Cocaine traffic in U.S belongs to Colombian and Mexican organizations. It is estimated that there are over two million cocaine addicts in the United States and the highest percent of cocaine usage belongs to people from 18 to 25 years old.

drugsHeroin is another widely distributed drug in the USA, being available in many U.S. cities. This drug is produced in four foreign areas: Colombia, Burma, Mexico and Afghanistan. Surveys have shown that 4,2 million of Americans beginning with the age of 12, had tried at least ones in their lives heroin. About 23% of those who tried it usually become addicted to it. Methamphetamines and hallucinogens are produced illegally in surreptitious laboratories in U.S.

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