The number of seizures of the drug MDMA were 14% higher in the first half of 2018 than for the same period last year. At the same time,more drugs are getting stronger. Dagbladet newspaper cited Kripos’ drug and doping statistics for the first half of 2018.
Distribution of drug seizures in Norway in 2017, by type of drug Distribution of drug seizures in Norway 2017, by type of drug; Volume of confiscated drugs in Norway from 2005 to 2015, by type of
Seizures of ecstasy‐type substances reported in tablets or similar units are converted using assumed bulk tablet weights between 200mg and 300 mg, depending on the region and specific drug type, and based on information currently available to UNODC.
Volume of amphetamines and methamphetamines seizures in Norway 2008-2017, by type Volume of amphetamines and methamphetamines seizures by customs in Sweden 2015-2017 Volume of MDMA seizures in
The increase in levels of the stimulant MDMA/ecstasy reported in 2016 was followed by a sharp decrease in 2017. Oslo is among the European cities with relatively high methamphetamine levels in wastewater.
Norway Country Drug Report 2017. Norway main page Sections . Key statistics. Key drug statistics for Norway. Learn more. EU dashboard. Focus on Norway. Number of MDMA seizures: 2015: 1 241: 3: 5 012: Purity (mg of MDMA base per unit) (minimum and maximum values registered) No data:
“The Kripos statistics show a steady increase in MDMA seizures from 2010. There is also a significant increase from 2016 to 2017. There is no indication that there is a declining trend,” says Solvik.—–Read the Norwegian version of this article at forskning.no.
For example, within Europe, over the period 1999–2001, over 63 % of seizures of ecstasy precursors were made by the Netherlands and 21 % by Belgium while, of ecstasy-producing laboratories dismantled in the EU, 75 % were in the Netherlands, 14 % in Belgium, 6 …
Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), often sold as ‘Ecstasy’ or ‘Molly’, is commonly used at music festivals and reported to be responsible for an increase in deaths over the last decade.
In total 13 heroin, 15 cocaine, 6 amphetamine and 1 MDMA seizure originated from this source. Laboratories that submitted data for the study are listed in the acknowledgments and the numbers of seizures of different materials are listed in Table 1 .
MDMA exhibit proconvulsant effect probably attributed to increase in nor epinephrine and serotonin levels. Stimulant induced seizures are associated with a higher mortality rate. A case series determined that 3 out of 7 deaths were attributed to stimulant abuse induced seizures . Cocaine can trigger seizures in patients with epilepsy and
A clear trend in recent years is that MDMA (ecstasy) is being seized more often than before. The drug was as good as gone from the market in 2009, but now more MDMA is being seized than in the 2000s. The drug has recently experienced a popularity peak. MDMA seizures are …
* Includes substances believed to be ecstasy (e.g. MDMA, MDA, MDE) which may not have been confirmed by forensic testing. (a) Amphetamine, methamphetamine and related non-specified amphetamines. (c) Includes seizures of 10,786 litres of methamphetamine. (d) Financial year 2012/13.