This was excluding the tons of weapons and explosives seized during the S-Plan campaign.
Nobody was all that surprised last month when something went amiss as the authorities tried to burn more than a ton of cocaine seized in 2004 in the largest narcotics raid in the country's history.
Cocaine has long been a part of Nairobi's party circuit, but authorities say the quantities of the drug coming into the country in the past never approached the 1.1 tons seized in December 2004.
In the ensuing gun battle O'Callaghan was shot dead and 3 tons of arms seized.
Record Seizures in Colombia In 1991, Colombia's police seized 70 tons of cocaine, a record and well over the 45 tons seized in 1990.
Among them was the shipment of 72 tons of high-grade Laotian marijuana seized in June 1988 aboard the Encounter Bay, an oil-supply vessel, off the Washington coast.
At the close of Operation Kingpin close to 100 traffickers were arrested, more than $20 million in cash and assets were seized, and over 2.5 tons of cocaine seized.
Even with 43 tons of cocaine seized between Oct. 1 and Nov. 15 of last year, Mr. Stutman said, the domestic price of the drug was unaffected.
After the clinic attack, police-radio frequencies picked up threats of a hundred and thirty-five more killings coming-one, apparently, for each ton of pot seized.
Numbers of arrests, acres fumigated or tons seized may not provide the most accurate snapshot, simply because it is hard to say what portion of the total hidden trade they actually make up.