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Table SZR-14. Quantities (tablets) of ecstasy seized 1995 to 2008

Country19951996199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008
Belgium(1)320441184413125700271080467477818515:148500058278:2547874482904541245162821
Bulgaria(15):::::2574236131351097279116572139582415513332
Czech Republic(2):::::::884917599210837919010262596222616609
Denmark 211515262580327038261172160815008025783624753809644195227126768017631
Germany 38085869239769428141932914705071634683457650432070991257676205215815889081082820985218751431
Estonia(3):198481246177013263783120192077029748211880225794522319465
Ireland(5)123699192441751660488122909255171346986211703312918091099138613106156131204806:
Greece(4)1672196517710128155355758845287804772387761148796118425583558620
Spain 7395113404441849501945273576498915628601641396142771875796833572889481583490595534906
France 273779349210198941114222618604022283620150377321569372211727189322683364814889191359912342923
Italy(6)16188815011916163112977728840357736931464039993224903137407032013213246638783950006
Cyprus(7)73523216233172910102535750795512835841134759881
Latvia(8):::110111416201829892399460219374600947533945
Lithuania(9):5616418311122507245141205984589942918663384361758376808
Luxembourg 784554536714535731827211391322232492555145107
Hungary(17):::::151541866424854135634181807238479138278131632144618
Malta ::::::22421005869460711727316479::
Netherlands(10)484182302179870980116351436636085500000368450567871675420033ca 5500000190000041183008430000:
Austria 31338251182352211467731129162093256299383451422103122663114104308556616745335
Poland(11):::::13913323912451156102520272198492531145344610383651985
Portugal(12)773983525112731319254961264512224661635251077351181621138355851536083
Romania(18):::::::::776335288173142928052237
Slovenia(16):::::27928185278772831874130929501246495
Slovakia(13)::135849313794351893238716981340321156293
Finland 375010113062332017665873938122845065352162324352210391858300034000
Sweden(14)96441032420254212737325017871191411956686964625887712455129138510313039800
United Kingdom(19)554800584805420289542127345632957065520007669000605038174345154991225324400068490001002000:
Croatia::::::1290611063229840270483360116340126096855
Turkey(20)::::::121508989894732408453901749399159220010475591041111
Norway 10980128521318215542246644939061187102433994515358116034286367872530678
Total2663827996421243515716237046148769861962979120313084229328252056117319269872149095761749426215999571

Notes:

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

 (1) In 1996 and 1998 figures include both ecstasy and amphetamine tablets seized; see Table SZR-12 for quantities in kg additionally seized in 1996 and 1998. 132 kg of ecstasy were also seized in 1997; 266 kg in 1999; and 37 kg in 2000. In 2003, 229 kg of amphetamines and ecstasy were seized: they are reported in Table SZR-12.   

 (2) Accurate data are not available before 2002 due to double counting of seizures by police and customs reports. 0.02 kg of ecstasy were also seized in 2002; and 4.85 kg in 2003.   

 (3) In addition, 0.421 kg of ecstasy were seized in 2000; 1.7 kg in 2001; 3.4 kg in 2002; 6.7 kg in 2003; 3461 kg in 2005; 0.0197 kg in 2006; and 137 kg in 2007.   

 (4) All seizures are included (Police, Coast Guard and Customs). Until 2003, data include both ecstasy and amphetamine tablets.   

 (5) 424 capsules and 0.735 kg were also seized in 1998; 46 capsules and 0.236 kg in 1999; 5644 capsules in 2000; 0.153 kg in 2002; 3 capsules, 0.604 kg of MDMA and 0.0123 kg of MDEA in 2003; 3.444 gram of MDMA in 2005; and 106 gram and 1.500 ml of MDMA in 2006.   

 (6) 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-12 for quantities of amphetamine-type products additionally seized in kg.   

 (7) 0.004 kg of MDMA were also seized in 2001; 0.3 kg in 2002; 0.001 kg in 2003; 0.2 kg in 2004; 0.005 kg in 2005; 0.05 kg in 2006; and 0.1 kg in 2007.   

 (8) 0.0175 kg of ecstasy were seized in 2003.   

 (9) 0.44 kg of ecstasy were also seized in 2003; 6.022 kg in 2006; and 1.433 kg in 2007.   

 (10) a) figures in this table refer to MDMA; in 1996 and 1997, 800636 and 23627 MDEA tablets were also seized.   

  b) in addition, 391 kg of ecstasy were seized in 1995; 350 kg in 1996; 703 kg in 1997; 632 kg in 2000; 113 kg in 2001; 849 kg in 2002; 435 kg in 2003; about 300 kg in 2004; and about 1300 kg in 2007.   

  c) In addition, 32250 litres of ecstasy were also seized in 1998; 445 in 1999; and about 200 in 2004. 2004 data are estimated figures, which are unreliable, incomparable with previous years and truncated (based on seizures made only by some police forces).   

 (11) 2003 data include 198.152 kg of ecstasy seized and converted into tablets. 7.164 kg were also seized in 2007.    

 (12) 0.019 kg of ecstasy were also seized in 1997; 0.0003 kg in 1998; 0.086 kg in 1999; 1.1 kg in 2000; 0.1 kg in 2001; 1.67 kg in 2002; 0.201 kg in 2003; 0.4 kg in 2004; 9.56 kg and 1 capsule in 2005; 1.94 kg and 0.007 kg of crystals in 2006; 1.16 kg and 0.045 kg of crystals in 2007; and 3.42 kg and 0.017 kg of liquid in 2008.   

 (13) 0.002 kg of ecstasy were also seized in 2003.   

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

 (15) Except for 2002, data refer to seizures made by the Customs and the National Service for Combating Organized Crime (NACOC) from the Ministry of Interior. 2002 data refer only to seizures made by the National Service for Combating Organized Crime (NACOC). 0.315 kg of ecstasy were also seized in 2005.   

 (16) 0.818 kg of ecstasy were also seized in 2006; and 0.0184 kg in 2007.   

 (17) Data includes tablets containing MDMA, MDEA, MDA with other substances.   

 (18) 0.206 kg of ecstasy were also seized in 2007.   

 (19) Due to new conversion rules introduced in 2005 previous data are not directly comparable. 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.   

 (20) 174 kg of ecstasy were also seized in 2005; 159 kg in 2006; and 105 kg in 2007.   

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