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Table SZR-14. Quantities (tablets) of ecstasy seized 1995 to 2006

Country199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006
Belgium(1)320441184413125700271080467477818515 1485000582782547874482904
Bulgaria(15) 257423613135109727911657213958
Czech Republic(2) 88491759921083791901026259
Denmark 21151526258032703826117216081500802578362475380964419522712
Germany 38085869239769428141932914705071634683457650432070991257676205215815889081082820
Estonia(3) 19848124617701326378312019207702974821188022579
Ireland(5)123699192441751660488122909255171346986211703312918091099138327179146022
Greece(4)1672196517710128155355758845287804772387761148796118425
Spain 7395113404441849501945273576498915628601641396142771875796833572889481583
France 27377934921019894111422261860402228362015037732156937221172718932268336481488919
Italy(6)161888150119161631129777288403577369314640399932249031374070320132131917
Cyprus(7)735232162331729101025357507955128358411
Latvia(8) 110111416201829892399460219374600
Lithuania(9) 561641831112250724514120598458994291866338436
Luxembourg 784554536714535731827211391322232492555
Hungary 151541866424854135634181807238479138278
Malta 22421005869460711727316479
Netherlands(10)484182302179870980116351436636085500000368450567871675420033ca 550000019000004118300
Austria 3133825118235221146773112916209325629938345142210312266311410430855
Poland(11) 13913323912451156102520272198492531145344
Portugal(12)77398352511273131925496126451222466163525107735118162113835
Romania 77633528817314
Slovenia(16) 2792818527877283187413092950
Slovakia(13) 1358493137943518932387169813403
Finland 37501011306233201766587393812284506535216232435221039185
Sweden(14)964410324202542127373250178711914119566869646258877124551291385
United Kingdom 5548005848054202895421273456329570655200076690006050381743451549912253243647
Croatia1290611063229840270483360116340
Turkey 1215089898947324084539017493991592200
Norway 1098012852131821554224664493906118710243399451535811603428636
Total266382799642124351571623704614876986196297912031308422932825205611731926987214623296

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) Accurate data are not available before 2002 due to double counting of seizures by police and customs reports. 0.02 kg of ecstasy were also seized in 2002; and 4.85 kg in 2003. 

 (3) In addition, 0.421 kg of ecstasy were seized in 2000; 1.7 kg in 2001; 3.4 kg in 2002; and 6.7 kg in 2003. 

 (4) All seizures are included (Police, Coast Guard and Customs). Until 2003, data include both ecstasy and amphetamine tablets. 

 (5) 424 capsules and 0.735 kg were also seized in 1998; 46 capsules and 0.236 kg in 1999; 5644 capsules in 2000; 0.153 kg in 2002; 3 capsules, 0.604 kg of MDMA and 0.0123 kg of MDEA in 2003; 3.444 gram of MDMA in 2005; and 106 gram and 1.500 ml of MDMA in 2006. 

 (6) 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. 

 (7) 0.004 kg of MDMA were also seized in 2001; 0.3 kg in 2002; 0.001 kg in 2003; 0.2 kg in 2004; 0.005 kg in 2005; and 0.05 kg in 2006. 

 (8) 0.0175 kg of ecstasy were seized in 2003. 

 (9) 0.44 kg of ecstasy were also seized in 2003. 

 (10) a) figures in this table refer to MDMA; in 1996 and 1997, 800636 and 23627 MDEA tablets were also seized. 

 b) in addition, 391 kg of ecstasy were seized in 1995; 350 kg in 1996; 703 kg in 1997; 632 kg in 2000; 113 kg in 2001; 849 kg in 2002; 435 kg in 2003; and about 300 kg in 2004. 

 c) In addition, 32250 litres of ecstasy were also seized in 1998; 445 in 1999; and about 200 in 2004. 2004 data are estimated figures, which are unreliable, incomparable with previous years and truncated (based on seizures made only by some police forces). 

 (11) 2003 data include 198.152 kg of ecstasy seized and converted into tablets.  

 (12) 0.019 kg of ecstasy were also seized in 1997; 0.0003 kg in 1998; 0.086 kg in 1999; 1.1 kg in 2000; 0.1 kg in 2001; 1.67 kg in 2002; 0.201 kg in 2003; 0.4 kg in 2004; 9.56 kg and 1 capsule in 2005; and 1.94 kg and 0.007 kg of crystals in 2006. 

 (13) 0.002 kg of ecstasy were also seized in 2003. 

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

 (15) Except for 2002, data refer to seizures made by the Customs and the National Service for Combating Organized Crime (NACOC) from the Ministry of Interior. 2002 data refer only to seizures made by the National Service for Combating Organized Crime (NACOC). 0.315 kg of ecstasy were also seized in 2005. 

 (16) 0.818 kg of ecstasy were also seized in 2006. 

Sources:

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