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Figure SZR-1. Estimated number of heroin seizures and quantities seized (kg) in the EU, Croatia, Turkey and Norway, 2006–11

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Quantity seized by the EU, Croatia & Norway812388518983839661446079
Quantity seized by Turkey 10312132281544716059126907294
Number of seizures in Europe519745507656368580845824243788
See also ‘General notes for interpreting data’ on the Explanatory notes and help page. Tables: SZR-7 - http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/stats13/szrtab7 and SZR-8 - http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/stats13/szrtab8


The total amount of heroin seized is based on data from all EMCDDA reporting countries (27 EU Member States, Croatia, Turkey and Norway), whereas 2 EU Member States (The Netherlands and Poland) were not included in the total number of heroin seizures due to unavailability of data. For countries included in the totals per year, missing data have been extrapolated from adjacent years.


Reitox national focal points. EMCDDA Statistical bulletin 2013, seizures data (SZR).

Countries Quantity seized by the EU, Croatia & Norway Quantity seized by Turkey  Number of seizures in Europe
2006 8123 10312 51974
2007 8851 13228 55076
2008 8983 15447 56368
2009 8396 16059 58084
2010 6144 12690 58242
2011 6079 7294 43788



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