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Cablegate: 2002 Official Vietnam Drug Statistics

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UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 HANOI 000329

SIPDIS

STATE FOR INL/AAE; INL/PC (THOMPSON) EAP/BCLTV; L/LEI

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: SNAR PREL VM CNARC
SUBJECT: 2002 OFFICIAL VIETNAM DRUG STATISTICS

REFS: A. 02 STATE 190339 B. 02 Hanoi 2980

1. (U) BELOW ARE OFFICIAL 2002 VIETNAM DRUG STATISTICS
PROVIDED BY THE STANDING OFFICE FOR DRUG CONTROL OF VIETNAM
(SODC). THIS TABLE UPDATES REF B SUBMISSION.

2. (U) BEGIN TEXT
INCSR SUMMARY TABLES.

SUMMARY TABLES FOR THREE YEARS

-- 1. COCA. VIETNAM PRODUCED NO COCA IN 2001 OR PREVIOUS
YEARS.

-- 2. POTENTIAL COCA LEAF. NOT APPLICABLE TO VIETNAM.

-- 3. OPIUM.

STATISTICAL TABLE

DRUG CULTIVATION (HECTARES) 2002 2001 2000

HARVESTABLE CULTIVATION 315 351 428
ERADICATION 315 351 428
POPPY HARVESTED (SEEDS)

-- 4. POTENTIAL OPIUM GUM. NOT AVAILABLE.

-- 5. CANNABIS. SODC REPORTS NO CANNABIS CULTIVATION IN
VIETNAM. CANNABIS ENTERS VIETNAM FROM CAMBODIA.

-- 6. POTENTIAL CANNABIS YIELD. NOT APPLICABLE.

-- 7. DRUG SEIZURES IN KILOGRAMS:

STATISTICAL TABLE

SEIZURES 2002 2001 2000

A. COCA LEAF N/A N/A N/A
B. COCAINE PASTE N/A N/A N/A
C. COCAINE BASE N/A N/A N/A
D. COCAINE HCL N/A N/A N/A
E/F.OPIUM 612.6 589.4 455
G. HEROIN 57.4 40.33 50.46
H. CANNABIS 243.0 1,272.5 2,071
I. OTHERS, BY UNITS
J. TUBES OF ADDICTIVE DRUGS 110,232 125,328 112,414
K. DOSES OF HEROIN 62,784 49,369 66,192
L. ATS TABLETS 47,852 43,160
6,783
M. KG. ADDICTIVE PHARM. N/A 179
N. TABLETS ADDICTIVE PHARM. N/A 593,662
O. BOTTLES ADDICTIVE PHARM. N/A 1,028


NOTES:

1. ATS STANDS FOR AMPHETAMINE TYPE STIMULANTS. ONE DOSE OF
HEROIN IS EQUIVALENT TO ANYWHERE BETWEEN 0.10 AND 0.25
MILLIGRAMS.

2. ACCORDING TO SODC, STATISTICS FOR M,N,AND O ABOVE WERE NOT
COMPILED FOR 2002. END NOTES.

-- 8. ILLICIT LABS. DURING 2002, WE KNOW OF NO LABS HAVING
BEEN DESTROYED.

-- 9. DOMESTIC CONSUMPTION OF ILLICIT DRUGS. NO AVAILABLE
STATISTICS.

-- 10. ARRESTS.

STATISTICAL TABLE

NUMBER OF ARRESTS BY NUMBER OF CASES/NUMBER OF PERSONS
ARRESTED.

2002 2001 2000

14,167/23,199 12,811/21,103 8,925/16,276

-- 11. USERS.

STATISTICAL TABLE

NUMBER OF REGISTERED DRUG ADDICTS:

2002 2001 2000

142,001 113,669 100,293

BURGHARDT

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