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Table SZR-5. Number of seizures of cannabis plants, 1995 to 2005

Belgium 78 147144442 296388456
Bulgaria(8) 1474035312
Czech Republic(1) 581174646
Denmark 947787
Germany(2) 141816611254104678588775010081035
Estonia 622322726
Ireland 2636553628212036302713
Greece 289263372448
Spain 350502709751
France(3) 8281035853878681 14921141
Italy 712
Cyprus 1714
Latvia 0000
Lithuania 03238
Luxembourg 61356018122
Hungary 6243
Malta(4) 210232
Austria 72120168204206164
Poland(9) 2
Portugal(5) 28343332506411577121129
Romania 3
Slovenia 426415 204209
Slovakia(6) 2836513158
Finland 358612923117014061633
United Kingdom 6125493637912832228820401880244129002995
Turkey 22872890303829883356
Norway 108126135143124


 Data were not available for the unlisted EU Member States. 

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

 (2) In 1995: the number of seizures based on offences; since 1996: the numbers of seizures based on police register. 

 (3) In 2002 and 2003 seizures of cannabis products cannot be broken down by substance; 57794 seizures of all cannabis products were made in 2002, and 67443 in 2003. 

 (4) There was also 3 seizures of cannabis seeds in 2003; and 2 in 2004. 

 (5) 2002 and 2003 data include each 1 seizure of cannabis plants reported in kg. 

 (6) Data are not available before 2000. 

 (7) Seizures of cannabis plants are included in herbal cannabis seizures. 

 (8) Data were provided only by the National Service for Combating the organized Crime (NACOC) and refer to seizures made separately or in combination with other units from the Ministry of Interior. 

 (9) Up until 2003 the number of large seizures only is reported; from 2004 all seizures are reported.  


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