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Drugs: Afghanistan

Volume 461: debated on Tuesday 19 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what quantities of narcotics originating from Afghanistan were seized in transit by UK enforcement agencies in each of the last three years. (142993)

[holding answer 15 June 2007]: Since 1 April 2006 to 31 March 2007, the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) has, with other partner law enforcement agencies, been involved in the seizure of 1.5 tonnes of heroin. While the source country has not been established, we believe that 90 per cent. of all heroin reaching the UK originates from Afghanistan.