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Drug Seizures

Home Department written question – answered on 29th November 2011.

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Photo of John Mann John Mann Labour, Bassetlaw

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much (a) heroin and (b) cocaine was seized by UK Border Agency staff in (i) July, (ii) August and (iii) September 2011, at (A) Dover, (B) Heathrow, (C) Gatwick and (D) Stansted.

Photo of Damian Green Damian Green The Minister for Immigration

holding answer 23 November 2011

We will be providing copies of all relevant documentation as appropriate to the inquiries that are currently under way into border security issues.

The latest drug seizure statistics that have been produced in accordance with the Home Office’s Statement of Compliance are contained within the Home Office Statistical Bulletin “Seizures of drugs in England and Wales, 2010/11”, published on 10 November 2011 and available at:

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/publications/science-research-statistics/research-statistics/police-research/hosb1711/hosb1711?view=Binary

These contain information for the full-year and are not broken down into individual month.

The annual seizures for 2010-11 amounted to 420 kg of heroin, 1,519 kg of cocaine and 14 kg of crack-cocaine.

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