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Table SZR-13. Number of ecstasy seizures 1995 to 2007

Belgium(1)1002 2672110025042450395821798
Bulgaria(8) 611116147
Czech Republic(2) 373352412930
Denmark 984110143197444331340322505461540397
Germany 251823681986288346814290341725713463323823822495
Estonia 11816163242103126184243172270281
Ireland 571405347466106418641485102710838066888581173
Greece(3) 2431881531298085
Spain 16302242199913751995375011947918046941920337140323432
France 5876446286086491409158917821864213516209241281
Italy(4)9481157848730 345348329
Cyprus 26343419
Latvia 2060803790131103185
Lithuania 1113972989285114
Luxembourg 25261222101516268141497
Hungary 3043621226366145152
Malta 8 36877244
Netherlands(5) 310124154125
Austria 153254253135215330352308276286295248250
Poland(9) 22941016
Romania 94168
Slovenia 1271481196865365437
Slovakia 1532522392037263447
Finland 527457159393465329316328363297340
United Kingdom 5513621650984850663797901041083427577738875399620
Turkey 791543065991893874783
Norway 160192242178502827841693405452341411421


 : indicates data not available 

 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; 50 in 2006, and 9 of crystals and 44 of ground ecstasy in 2007. 

 (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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