THE Trans-National Crime and Narcotics Division (TCND) is reporting significant successes in its performance for 2011 compared to 2010.
There was a 210.65 per cent increase in the seizure of cocaine in 2011 over 2010. A total of 1,215.7 lbs or 552.591kg of cocaine was seized in 2011, when compared to 391.3 lbs or 177.883 kg in 2010.
There was a five per cent increase in cured ganja seized in 2011 over 2010 with a total of 80,810.2 lbs or 36,731.93kg seized in 2011 compared to 76, 862.4 lbs or 34,937.44kg in 2010.
There is a 97.1 per cent increase in the number of arrests for various breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act for the period 2011 over 2010 with total arrests moving from 10, 255 in 2010 to 20,216 in 2011.
The number of males arrested for the period shows an increase of 100 per cent with 19,268 arrests in 2011 where as in 2010 there were 9,933 arrests.
Arrest of foreign nationals
Foreign nationals arrested shows an increase of 22.9 per cent in 2011 with 161 when compare with the 131 foreign nationals arrested in 2010.
The United States of America accounted for the largest number of foreign nationals arrested in 2011 with 47 compared with the 19 in 2010 which is an increase of 147 per cent.
Arrests at airports
The combined numbers of persons arrested at the two international Airports during 2011 were 267.
Impact on drug gangs
Twelve major drug gangs experienced disruption by way of arrests and prosecution as well as by way of drugs, guns, conveyance and money seizures.