the Amount of amphetamine, marijuana and heroin has increased compared to the previous year, while the amount of ecstasy, MDMA and cocaine have fallen in the same period.
The state Police in a press release, in which drug seizures in Denmark in 2018 in the overall drag is cut up and put in perspective in relation to the previous year.
the national Police points out that the decrease or increases in seizures do not necessarily say anything about the state of the drugs problem in the country.
- It is important to emphasize that even significant increases or decreases in both the amount of drugs and number of seizures are not necessarily indications of a change in the general picture of the drug situation in Denmark in 2018, says vicepolitiinspektør by Rigspolitiets National Efterforskningscenter (NEC) Lars Mortensen.
at the Top of the list of substances in growth, when it comes to seizures, are amphetamine, marijuana and heroin:
In 2018 were seized, approximately 379 kg of amphetamine, which is a significant increase compared to 2017, and the largest amount in the last 19 years. The 379 kg is distributed on 2068 seizures, which is a small increase compared to 2017.
In 2018 were seized 8955 kg of hashish, which is a significant increase compared to the year before. The total amount of marijuana distributed on 18.715 seizures, and there is talk about the largest amount and the largest number of seizures in the last 19 years.
In 2018 were seized, 37 kilograms of heroin, which is a significant increase compared to 2017. This is the largest amount since 2012, but the number of seizures is, in turn, dropped to the lowest number in 19 years.
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Copenhagen Police was 30,69 kg of cocaine seized in the year 2018, the top scorer among the country's police districts. The picture is from a previous action. (Photo: Politifoto)
Further down in the field above the nationwide seizures are ecstasy, MDMA and cocaine, which can be summarized as follows:
In 2018 were seized 3.7 kg of MDMA, which is a significant decrease compared to the previous year and the lowest amount ever. The total amount was divided into 513 seizures, which also is the lowest number ever.
In 2018 were seized 18.320 ecstasy tablets, which is an increase compared to 2016, but without comparison with 2017, in which an unusually large number of tablets were seized. The total amount distributed on 209 seizures, which is the lowest number in seven years.
In 2018, was seized 56 kilograms of cocaine, which is a significant decrease compared to the previous year, and the lowest amount since 2012. That was in 2018 made 5149 seizures, which is a slight increase compared to 2017 and the largest number in the last 19 years.