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Table SZR-13. Number of ecstasy seizures 1995 to 2006

Belgium(1)1002 267211002504245039582
Bulgaria(8) 611116147
Czech Republic(2) 3733524129
Denmark 984110143197444331340322505461540
Germany 25182368198628834681429034172571346332382382
Estonia 11816163242103126184243172270
Ireland 57140534746610641864148510271083806655771
Greece(3) 24318815312980
Spain 1630224219991375199537501194791804694192033714032
France 587644628608649140915891782186421351620924
Cyprus 263434
Latvia 2060803790131103
Lithuania 1113972989285
Luxembourg 2526122210151626814149
Hungary 3043621226905145
Malta 8 36877244
Netherlands(5) 310124154125
Austria 153254253135215330352308276286295248
Poland(9) 22941016
Romania 94
Slovenia 12714811968653654
Slovakia 15325223920372634
Finland 527457159393465329316328363297
United Kingdom 551362165098485066379790104108342757773887539
Turkey 791543065991893874
Norway 160192242178502827841693405452341411


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

 (1) 1998 data includes both seizures of ecstasy and amphetamine. 

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

 (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-11 for number of seizures of amphetamine-type products additionally seized in kg. 

 (5) 1997 data include 269 seizures of MDMA and 41 of MDEA. 2000 data include seizures of both ecstasy and amphetamine. 

 (6) 2001 data include 6 seizures of ecstasy measured in kg; 21 in 2002; 21 in 2003; 25 in 2004; 40 in 2005; and 50 in 2006. 

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

 (8) Except for 2002, data refer to seizures made by customs and the National Service for Combating Organised Crime (NACOC) from the Ministry of Interior. 2002 data refer only to seizures made by NACOC. 

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


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