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Most ecstasy imported by sea cargo in 2000-2001


The Australian Bureau of Criminal Intelligence's Illicit Drug Report 2000-2001 shows that 70 per cent of the total weight of MDMA (ecstasy) detected entering Australia in 2000-2001 was by sea cargo. This was followed by MDMA carried by air passengers (19 per cent), within air cargo (less than six per cent), and ecstasy imported through the postal stream (5 per cent). Ecstasy found on sea passengers accounted for a very small proportion of the total weight detected (less than one per cent). The report provides information on illicit drugs including patterns of use, arrests and detections from the financial year 2000-2001.

Ecstasy: Share of total weight detected by method of importation 2000-2001



  • Australian Bureau of Criminal Intelligence, 2002, Australian Illicit Drug Report 2000-2001, ABCI, Canberra.

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2002. Most ecstasy imported by sea cargo in 2000-2001. Crime facts info no. 21. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology. https://www.aic.gov.au/publications/cfi/cfi021