Share of global drug seizures from 2016-2017, by drug type

This statistic shows the distribution of global drug seizures from 2016-2017, by drug type. According to the data, 50 percent of global drug seizures were attributable to cannabis, with cannabis herb being the most common type of cannabis seized.

Distribution of worldwide drug seizures from 2016 to 2017, by drug type

Percentage of drug seizures
Cannabis herb34%
Cannabis resin12%
Methamphetamine12%
Heroin8%
Cocaine paste/base, cocaine hydrochloride, and "crack" and other cocaine7%
Other opioids6%
Amphetamine, "ecstasy" and other ATS5%
New psychoactive substances3%
Coca leaf/bush3%
Cannabis plants3%
Sedatives2%
Hallucinogens and other2%
Other cannabis1%
Pharmaceutical opioids1%
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Source

Release date

June 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2016 to 2017

Supplementary notes

The calculations are based on a breakdown of 5.3 million seizures cases reported to UNODC over the period 2016–2017 (2.54 million cases in 2016 and 2.73 million cases in 2017). Seizure case data is based on information from 70 countries for 2016 and 71 countries for 2017.

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