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Table SZR-3. Number of herbal cannabis seizures, 1995 to 2006

Belgium 5714 824754938254 94310229164004901
Bulgaria(6) 63429811013311886531
Czech Republic 293737748602556
Denmark 408330396450
Germany(1) 12608124061147212052124871338012374171512225723506
Estonia 247214222106290420
Ireland 148179294213188219253242309223262511
Greece 59055319382055015250
Spain(8) 2292 575212506175682102131153
France(2) 5406485458265780 9119102081020210201
Cyprus 282374373
Latvia 296267178
Lithuania 6075117239158218
Luxembourg 103133190255311382326494444518464
Hungary(3) 19652015172217071540
Malta 03 8873
Austria 25162297280132713734412937873685
Poland(7) 8714715212701
Portugal 16896105105147149127178123174145200
Romania 276
Slovenia(4) 39404071 240118192473
Slovakia 5455276289407869811059
Finland 663122313421712206723052269
United Kingdom 2667728358294093259227092283203251041810368394281474575
Turkey 329833573539487528685132
Norway 9751136111098610231275


 Data were not available for the unlisted EU Member States. 

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

 (2) 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. 

 (3) In 2002/2003 data include seizures of both herbal cannabis and cannabis plants. 

 (4) In 2003 seizures of resin and herbal cannabis could not be broken down by product; 3421 seizures of both products were made in 2003. 

 (5) Data include cannabis plants. 

 (6) Data refer to seizures made by the Customs and the National Service for Combating Organized Crime (NACOC), separately or in combination with other units within the Ministry of Interior. 

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

 (8) 2005 data include seizures of seeds and other cannabis products except resin and plants. 


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