The Illicit Drug Data Report 2012-13, produced by the Australian Crime Commission, was published this month. It states that $2.7 billion worth of illicit drugs were seized last year, there were 90,000 seizures of illicit drugs and a record 100,000 arrests were made.
Cannabis continues to dominate the Australian illicit drug market, with the number of national cannabis seizures and arrests in 2012-13 the highest reported in the last decade.
Amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS) continues to increase with a record number and record weight of seizures in the last financial year. 2012-13 saw increases in almost every drug market, making it a record year for arrests and seizures.