European Drug Report 2017

Drug supply and the market

Seizures of LSD, GHB and ketamine

Seizures of other illicit drugs are reported in the European Union, including around 1 400 seizures of LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) in 2015, amounting to 100 000 units. In addition, Belgium seized 1 kilogram of the drug. The overall number of LSD seizures has doubled since 2010, although the quantity seized has been fluctuating. In 2015, seizures of GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate) or GBL (gammabutyrolactone) were reported by 14 countries. The estimated 1 300 seizures amounted to 320 kilograms and over 1 500 litres of the drug, with Belgium (33 %) and Norway (35 %) together accounting for two thirds of these seizures. Twelve countries reported around 1 200 seizures of ketamine, amounting to an estimated 130 kilograms of the drug, most of which was accounted for by Denmark, Italy and the United Kingdom.