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Table SZR-14. Quantities of ecstasy seized, 1995–2011

Part (i) Number of tablets of ecstasy

Country19951996199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011
Belgium(1)320441184413125700271080467477818515:148500058278:2547874482904541245162821310253295464384
Bulgaria:::::2574236131351097279116572125467817133322239555157879
Czech Republic:::::::88491759921083791901026259622261660919986513000
Denmark 211515262580327038261172160815008025783624753809644195227126768017631539294536016000
Germany 38085869239769428141932914705071634683457650432070991257676205215815889081082820985218751431521272230367484992
Estonia:1984812461770132637831201920770297482118802257945223194651357467511496
Ireland(2)123699192441751660488122909255171346986211703312918091099138613106156131204806962241871139897882
Greece(3)1672196517710128155355758845287804772387761148796118425583558620461151282370
Spain 7395113404441849501945273576498915628601641396142771875796833572889481583490595534906404380634629183028
France 2737793492101989411142226186040222836201503773215693722117271893226833648148891913599123429231065976635951510500
Italy(4)16188815011916163112977728840357736931464039993224903137407032013213246643279450285636216737014108
Cyprus73523216233172910102535750795512835841134759881172772653
Latvia:::110111416201829892399460219374600947533945281233592
Lithuania:5616418311122507245141205984589942918663384361758376808698236599303
Luxembourg 784554536714535731827211391322232492555145107947829191
Hungary(5):::::15154186642485413563418180723458213827813163214461854131135270
Malta ::::::22421005869460711727316479150781367721682197872171
Netherlands(6)48418230217987098011635143663608550000036845056787167542003355000001900000411830084300002497611728455554011059534
Austria 313382511823522114677311291620932562993834514221031226631141043085566167453355848727545780
Poland(7):::::1391332391245115610252027219849253114534461038365198521861626984275082
Portugal(8)7739835251127313193638612732823921316553911183321378813329070591703098987483707791
Romania:::::::::7763352881731429280522371177829887594
Slovenia:::::2792818527877283187413092950124635391687239934
Slovakia::1358493137943518932387169813403211562931299327
Finland 375010113062332017665873938122845065352162324352210391858300034000151002700017800
Sweden(9)964410324202542127373250178711914119566869646258877124551291385103130391002400710017060
United Kingdom554800584805420289542127345632957065520007669000605038174345155091000311100068040001210000547000171000396000656000
Croatia::::::1290611063229840270483360116340126096855245521602898
Turkey::::::1215089898947324084539017493991592200104755910411114325139248611364253
Norway 109801285213182155422466449390611871024339945153581160342863678725306782244962505327
Total2663827996421243515716237046148769861964068120313961229495722056318719373745148683051746730516263342504148524693863973797
 

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) 424 capsules were also seized in 1998; 46 in 1999; 5644 in 2000; 3 capsules in 2003; and 1.500 ml of MDMA in 2006.

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

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

(6) Figures in this table refer to MDMA; in 1996 and 1997, 800636 and 23627 MDEA tablets were also seized. In addition, 32250 litres of ecstasy were also seized in 1998; 445 in 1999; and about 200 in 2004.

(7) Before 2005 ecstasy quantities in kg seized wren converted into tablets (One tablet of ecstasy weights average 200 mg).

(8) Ecstasy mentioned in kg was converted in pills; one pill corresponds to 0.1 g according to Administrative Rule n.° 94/96 of 26 of March, the same happened with ground ecstasy and dust ecstasy.

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

Source:

Reitox national focal points. See Table SZR-0 part (i) and Table SZR-0 part (ii)

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