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Table SZR-5. Number of seizures of cannabis plants, 1995 to 2006

Belgium 78 147144442 296388456209
Bulgaria(8) 14740353127
Czech Republic(1) 58117495344
Denmark 947787108
Germany(2) 1418166112541046785887750100810351121
Estonia 62232272617
Ireland 263655362821203630271342
Greece 289263372448394
Spain 350502709751659
France(3) 8281035853878681 1455149211411300
Cyprus 171429
Latvia 0000
Lithuania 03238
Luxembourg 613560181224
Hungary 624350
Malta(4) 2102324
Austria 72120168204206164204
Poland(9) 2
Portugal(5) 28343332506411577121129155
Romania 0
Slovenia 426415 204209120
Slovakia(6) 283651315840
Finland 3586129231170140616331378
United Kingdom 61254936379128322288204018802441290429954331
Turkey 228728903038298800
Norway 108126135143124124


 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, 2003 and 2006 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 to 2003 the number of large seizures only is reported; from 2004 all seizures are reported.  


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