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Crack (Seizures)

Volume 173: debated on Tuesday 5 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the number of seizures of crack in Britain for each month of 1990, stating the street value and the places where the seizures took place.

Forensic science service figures for the number and weight of seizures of crack in 1990, by police region and month of analysis, are set out in the table. The estimated street value of crack varies according to time and place and is not routinely assessed for each seizure. The estimated current street value of the total amount seized in 1990 to date (258·79 grammes) is in the region of £32,500.There have been no known seizures of crack by Her Majesty's Customs and Excise in 1990 so far. Crack is not generally imported but produced in the United Kingdom from cocaine.