Record amounts of marihuana, methamphetamine confiscated in 2012

The Czech authorities last year confiscated record amounts of marihuana and methamphetamine, according to an annual report by the country’s anti-drug agency. In total, 563 kg of marihuana and nearly 32 kg of methamphetamine was confiscated in 2012. The police also registered an increase in the number of indoor marihuana growing operations while methamphetamine labs, mainly located in the border areas, increased their production. Last year, the police uncovered 199 marihuana grow ops, and confiscated over 90,000 marihuana plants. Most of the illicit drug was destined for the domestic market; however, large quantities were also to be exported to Ukraine, Hungary, the UK, and Scandinavia, the report says.

Author: Jan Richter