Navy: Drug Seizures

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 16th December 2014.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Transport), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what quantity of drugs have been seized by the Royal Navy in each of the last five years; and how many people have been jailed as a result of such seizures.

Photo of Mark Francois Mark Francois The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The Royal Navy is involved in counter narcotics efforts across the globe but primarily in the Caribbean. The table below shows the global narcotics seizures made by the Royal Navy in the last five calendar years.

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

Total Quantity of Narcotics seized

(in Metric Tonnes)

0.51

1.7

0.18

3.9

3.1

The Royal Navy does not hold information regarding the number of people jailed as a result of such seizures.

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