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Drug Smuggling

Volume 448: debated on Tuesday 11 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many British citizens have been convicted of drug smuggling in (a) England and Wales and (b) abroad, broken down by country, in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement. (82917)

Information on British citizens convicted abroad is not available centrally.

Available data relates to persons found guilty at court or cautioned in England and Wales between 2000 and 2004 for drug trafficking offences. Trafficking offences include: possession with intent to supply, unlawful supply, unlawful production and unlawful import or export. Citizenship details of these offenders are not collected centrally.

Persons found guilty or cautioned for drug trafficking offences1 England and Wales, 2000 to 2004

Number of persons (rounded)

2000

13,930

2001

12,290

2002

12,610

2003

13,470

2004

14,690

1 Unlawful import and export, unlawful production of drugs (including cannabis), unlawful supply and possession with intent to supply unlawfully.