LSD

LSD is manufactured and trafficked to a much smaller extent than ATS. Until 2000, most EU seizures of LSD occurred in the United Kingdom, but since then Germany (82) has accounted for the highest number of seizures (83). Over the period 1998–2002, at EU level, both the number of LSD seizures (84) and the quantities (85) seized decreased steadily – except for a plateau in 2000. However, in 2003, for the first time in nine years, both the number of LSD seizures and amounts intercepted increased. Exceptionally high quantities were seized in Spain, France and Poland. This might point to a revival of LSD trafficking (and possibly use) in the EU. In 2003, the average cost to users of a unit of LSD ranged from €4 in the United Kingdom to €25 in Italy (86).


(82) The small number of LSD seizures should be noted in order to avoid overinterpreting variations from one year to another.

(83) This should be checked against missing 2003 data when available. Data on numbers of LSD seizures in 2003 were not available for Italy, Cyprus, the Netherlands and Poland; data on both number of LSD seizures and quantities of LSD seized in 2003 were not available for Ireland, Malta, Slovenia, the United Kingdom, Bulgaria and Romania.

(84) See Table SZR-11 (part i) in the 2005 statistical bulletin.

(85) See Table SZR-12 (part i) in the 2005 statistical bulletin.

(86) See Table PPP-4 (part i) in the 2005 statistical bulletin.