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Table SZR-4. Quantities (kg) of herbal cannabis seized, 1995 to 2007

Country1995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007
Belgium 381045679139072246329162170 264661319438545058456312759
Bulgaria(8) 7510296183477689871421118733219
Czech Republic 10178169103108122
Denmark 24534130450
Germany(1) 4167148971502258712079613025825384301429543770
Estonia 205129111178
Ireland 78235456620895905600202104151315763
Greece 11382540128191751014167149081165313943715347528011123736910
Spain(10) 13267248894127653535324616669996665101233
France(2)30563128034523522338248663922614739953932306237743048
Italy 3972521424260133667316385153393491248549764540
Cyprus 136391293029389562318135148
Latvia 19476826618
Lithuania 165301610672160
Luxembourg 163554813181723176213
Hungary(3) 11213110320792162266347
Malta 00.020.1325221
Netherlands(4) 10330224479958 ca 9000440066005470
Austria 34215622824505535065041392887
Poland(9) 91515233233227402353
Portugal(11)1603672766223235361265119121152133
Romania 729034711176
Slovenia(5) 1121100 85112553157
Slovakia(6)320248741537184916881715291713582115
Finland 1414324526433336
Sweden(7)25673198345639909757186322106
United Kingdom 138723430431120217301588525490267413501229412214962065025760
Croatia738595435428983202239
Turkey 9746553870077571113392222825546
Norway 351054834443276
Total56766138333116605116665749529267712652612977282751634716638790825

Notes:

 : indicates data not available 

 ca = circa.   

 (1) In 1995: the number of seizures based on offences; since 1996: the numbers of seizures based on police register.   

 (2) In 2002 and 2003, seizures of cannabis products cannot be broken down by product; 57115 kg of cannabis were seized in 2002 and 82515 kg in 2003.   

 (3) 2000 to 2003 data include both seizures of herbal cannabis and cannabis plants.   

 (4) In 2000 and 2001, data include both marihuana and Dutch-grown weed; in 2002, data include marihuana only. Both 2004 and 2005 data are based on seizures made only by some police forces: they are not comparable between them, nor with previous years.   

 (5) In 2003, seizures of cannabis resin and herbal cannabis cannot be broken down by product; 220.16 kg of herb and resin were seized in 2003.   

 (6) Data before 2000 include total of herbal and plants.   

 (7) Data include cannabis plants.   

 (8) Data refer to seizures made by the Customs and the National Service for Combating Organized Crime (NACOC), separately or in combination with other units within the Ministry of Interior.   

 (9) Up to 2003 the amount of large seizures only is reported; from 2004 all seizures are reported.    

 (10) 2005 data include seizures of seeds and other cannabis products except resin and plants.   

 (11) Data include seizures of seeds, leaves and other cannabis products except resin and plants. 1851.34 kg of cannabis pollen were also seized in 2007.       

Sources:

 Reitox national focal points   

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