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Cocaine seizures drop in Mexico as traffic moves

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- An international drug control organization says cocaine seizures have dropped precipitously in Mexico in recent years.

The International Narcotics Control Board says Mexican officials seized 53 tons of cocaine in 2007 and just 10 tons last year. The agency monitors global drug-control agreements.

The United Nations' top drug-control official says the cocaine trade has been moving to Central America because of law enforcement pressure and infighting among cartels in Mexico.

But Antonio Mazzitelli adds that seizures of drugs produced inside Mexico, like methamphetamine and marijuana, remain stable.

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