The government’s biggest crackdown on illegal drugs, known as Operation Takedown, has shut down thousands of small-scale cultivation and manufacturing operations across the country.
The crackdown has been the biggest in a decade, according to the National Drug Intelligence Center, which compiled a comprehensive report on the crackdown.
It also included details on what has changed since the first crackdown in 2014.
The National Narcotics Enforcement Council (NNEC) announced on Tuesday that it had executed 28,912 arrests across the nation, bringing the total number of arrests in Operation TARGET to nearly 60,000.
The group also reported that it seized $15 billion worth of drugs, including heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana.
Some of the arrests included marijuana possession, which has been a significant problem since Operation TACTIC kicked off in 2014, when the government cracked down on growers and traffickers of marijuana and opium.
According to the NNEC, the number of marijuana arrests has remained relatively stable in the last three years.
It said that the number arrests have decreased by roughly 15 percent since the beginning of the year, but that it expects that to drop further as the NDEIC continues its campaign against organized crime.
The number of drug trafficking arrests, however, has been steadily increasing, according the NNCE.
According to the data, between October 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017, the total arrests increased by 18 percent, from 14,814 to 16,931.
The total number arrested has been increasing at a similar rate in the past three years, the NNEC said.
The arrests have been the result of NDEICS raids and the arrest of “key individuals,” according to NNCE.
On Wednesday, the United States Treasury Department announced that it has approved a $100 million grant to support the NNNEC.
The department said the grant will go towards drug-trafficking prosecutions, training and support for the NNPIC.
The NNNE is a joint task force comprised of the Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Homeland Security, Department for Children and Families, and Department of Health and Human Services.
The NNNCE is comprised of all U.S. agencies that have jurisdiction over drugs.
In the past, the Justice Department has taken a more aggressive stance on the drug war, and it has targeted traffickers.
The Justice Department last year announced that the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the rights of drug users has urged the United Nations to provide financial and other support to NNNEs efforts to fight drug trafficking.