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Published: 15 November 2011

Table 5: Seizures, price and purity of amphetamine, methamphetamine, ecstasy and LSD
  Amphetamine Methamphetamine Ecstasy LSD

(1) The total amounts of amphetamine, ecstasy and LSD seized in 2009 are likely to be underestimated, largely due to the lack of recent data for the Netherlands, a country
reporting relatively large seizures up to 2007. In the absence of 2008 and 2009 data, values for the Netherlands cannot be included in European estimates for 2009.

(2) Range of the middle half of the reported data.

NB:
All data are for 2009; n.a., not available.

Sources:
UNODC (2011), World drug report 2011, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Vienna, for global values.
Reitox national focal points for European data.

Global quantity seized
(tonnes)
33 31 5.4 0.1
Quantity seized
EU and Norway
(Including Croatia and Turkey) (1)

5.3 tonnes
(6.5 tonnes)

500 kg
(600 kg)

1.9 million tablets
(2.4 million tablets)

59 700 units
(59 700 units)
Number of seizures
EU and Norway
(Including Croatia and Turkey)

34 000
(34 200)

7 400
(7 400)

10 300
(11 000)

960
(970)
Mean retail price (EUR)
Range
(Interquartile range) (2)
Gram
8–42
(10–23)
Gram
9–71
Tablet
3–16
(4–9)
Dose
4–29
(7–11)
Mean purity or MDMA content
Range
(Interquartile range) (2)

1–29 %
(6–21 %)

10–76 %
(25–64 %)

3–108 mg
(26–63 mg)


n.a.

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