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Table SZR-13. Number of ecstasy seizures 1995 to 2008

Country19951996199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008
Belgium(1)1002::267211002504245039:::58217981412
Bulgaria(8):::::::611116147::
Czech Republic(2):::::::37335241293018
Denmark 984110143197444331340322505461540397251
Germany :2518236819862883468142903417257134633238238224952698
Estonia 1181616324210312618424317227028197
Ireland 571405347466106418641485102710838066888581173:
Greece(3):::::::243188153129808554
Spain 163022421999137519953750119479180469419203371403234322715
France 587644628608649140915891782186421351620924938781
Italy(4)9481157848730::::::345347327258
Cyprus :::::::::26343419:
Latvia :::::2060803790131103185118
Lithuania :::::111397298928511494
Luxembourg 2526122210151626814149716
Hungary :::::::3043621226366145152186
Malta ::::::8:36877244::
Netherlands(5)::310124154125::::::::
Austria 153254253135215330352308276286295248250181
Poland(9)::::::22941016:::
Portugal(6)5203735738116419014915816613511088
Romania :::::::::::94168210
Slovenia :::::127148119686536543740
Slovakia ::153252239203726344753
Finland :527457159393465329316328363297340250
Sweden(7)26163203104160508632632488411381309268231
United Kingdom 55136216509848506637979010410834275777388753996207228:
Croatia::::::53767845046724211810669
Turkey ::::::791543065991893874783569
Norway 160192242178502827841693405452341411421314
Total10630139911254613506158332694635964281092152422036220622280521191

Notes:

 A fuller historical series, back to 1985 for reporting countries, is available in the Supplementary tables section of this Statistical bulletin.     

 (1) 1998 data includes both seizures of ecstasy and amphetamine.     

 (2) Accurate data are not available before 2002 due to double counting of seizures by police and customs reports. 2002 data include 1 seizure of ecstasy powder.     

 (3) Until 2003, data include both ecstasy and amphetamine tablets.      

 (4) Since 2000, data include seizures of tablets of all amphetamine-type products with no differentiation between products (a majority of seizures of tablets being ecstasy-type products); see Table SZR-11 for number of seizures of amphetamine-type products additionally seized in kg.   

 (5) 1997 data include 269 seizures of MDMA and 41 of MDEA. 2000 data include seizures of both ecstasy and amphetamine.     

 (6) 2001 data include 6 seizures of ecstasy measured in kg; 21 in 2002; 21 in 2003; 25 in 2004; 40 in 2005; 50 in 2006, and 9 of crystals and 44 of ground ecstasy in 2007.   

 (7) Before 2001, data include only seizures of MDMA and MDA; whereas since 2001, data include seizures of MDMA, MDA and MDE.     

 (8) Except for 2002, data refer to seizures made by customs and the National Service for Combating Organised Crime (NACOC) from the Ministry of Interior. 2002 data refer only to seizures made by NACOC.     

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

 (10) Before 2006 data have been reported on a calendar year basis. Since 2006 seizures data will be published on a financial year basis (Data reported for 2006 is for 2006/07, data reported in 2007 is for 2007/08 and so on). There are no customs data for Scotland and Northern Ireland in 2006/07. In 2007 data are for England, Wales and Northern Ireland only (England and Wales reported both police and customs seizures and Northern Ireland only police seizures); no data for Scotland is available.   

Sources:

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