Additionally, there was also a decline in the number of persons being charged and placed be fore the courts for being in possession of cannabis and related offences. One hundred and seventy- six persons were charged this year, while last year 478 persons were placed before the courts.
The quantity of cocaine ( crystalline and crack) seized within the last year increased, compared to last year. In the case of crystal cocaine, 287.2 kilograms were seized this year, while last year 44 kilograms were seized. There was a small increase in the amount of crack cocaine seized, as 1.8 kilos were confiscated this year, while last year 1.5 kilos were seized.