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Drug seizures by Scottish Police Forces

Scotland’s Chief Statistician has published statistics on drug seizures by Scottish Police Forces, which give the number and quantity of drugs seized by the eight Scottish police forces in 2010-11.

The key findings of the statistics are:

  • There were 27,319 drug seizures by Scottish police forces in 2010-11.
  • There were 3,484 seizures of heroin, seizing 95.6 kg.
  • There were 2,086 seizures of cocaine, seizing 145.2 kg.
  • There were 10,046 seizures of cannabis resin, seizing 1,068.4 kg.
  • There were 6,777 seizures of herbal cannabis, seizing 867.2 kg.


Justice Secretary, Kenny MacAskill said:

“Combating serious organised crime – including disrupting the supply of drugs in Scotland –  and tackling organised crime groups is a top priority for the Scottish Government, police and law enforcement organisations, as set out in our Serious Organised Crime Strategy.”

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