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Table SZR-8. Quantities (kg) of heroin seized 1995 to 2008

Country19951996199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008
Belgium 149133657674185:485114227017654863
Bulgaria(4):::::2061545106083183243772613001227
Czech Republic(1):::::::3493636282046
Denmark 3761385596322563163827294844
Germany 9338987226867967968365206267757878791074503
Estonia ::0110.4140.10.20.4460.1
Ireland 61183817243017272733130147:
Greece(2)17319014618597660330324247315331312259448
Spain 5465374794181159484631275242271174472227548
France 499617415344203444351476545558749105210361118
Italy 95412704777151310101220582593259225571374132918971324
Cyprus(7)::::2520.3230.9113
Latvia 0.900.10.10.80.80.560.60.50.040.222
Lithuania ::::0.91330.8325614
Luxembourg 133342313464998
Hungary :::::670154160256902381318029
Malta ::::::3160.8152::
Netherlands(5)3515169997847708967391122417ca 12009001000520:
Austria 478110211878230288604323528234117104
Poland(6):::::21738929972554115512479
Portugal(3)66475797765683169672991821446268
Romania :::::5333203216528533130385
Slovenia :::::39389698914413418260136
Slovakia :11901469916157242213
Finland 16622368320.2520.20.40.2
Sweden 31261271643032591334191033055
United Kingdom(8)1395107022351348234633873929273227322260197010871041:
Croatia::::::203786114278274153
Turkey ::::::37102657470588478173103121322815447
Norway 4974563846526859521293693855
Total526655515906499471481045415606128151399919040165841851322056

Notes:

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

 Numbers are rounded to the nearest kg except for quantities less than 1 kg where more precise information is provided when available.   

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

 (2) All seizures are included (Police, Coast Guard and Customs).   

 (3) There were also 5 doses of liquid heroin seized in 2001.    

 (4) Data refer to seizures made by the Customs and the National Service for Combating Organized Crime (NACOC) from the Ministry of Interior. 5658 doses of heroin were also seized in 2005, 112 in 2006, and 101 in 2007.   

 (5) 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.   

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

 (7) 1.9 ml of heroin were also seized in 2007.   

 (8) 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:

 Reitox national focal points   

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