§ Lord Harris of Greenwich
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What was the total quantity of heroin and cocaine seized by H.M. Customs in the first quarter of 1996, what was their street value, and what were the comparable figures for 1980, 1985 and 1990.
§ The Minister of State, Department of Social Security (Lord Mackay of Ardbrecknish)
In the first quarter of 1996, Customs officers seized 262 kilogrammes of heroin with an estimated street level value of £27 million and 217 kilogrammes of cocaine with an estimated street level value of £25 million. Comparable data are not available for periods before the first quarter of 1992.