Seizure of Illicit Drug Labs in Germany, 2011

"In 2011, 19 illegal drug laboratories were uncovered, which corresponds to a slight increase in comparison with the previous year (16 laboratories). As in the previous year, the detected production sites were mainly (15 sites) small laboratories that produced ATS to meet the operators’ personal demand or to supply a limited circle of local buyers. One laboratory was set up to produce GHB (BKA 2012a).
"Overall, in the laboratories, 16.8 kg amphetamine, 0.14 kg methamphetamine and 12ml GHB were seized in the detected laboratories. In addition, basic material found included acetic anhydride (2.7 kg), phenyl acetic acid (0.25 kg), hydrochloric and sulphuric acid (76.8 l and 7.6 l respectively), acetone (16.6 l), ethyl ether (4.6 l), benzyl methyl ketone (BMK; 24.2 kg), toluol (8.6 l), pseudoephedrine (0.01 kg) and pills containing pseudoephedrine (1,236 consumption units) (BKA 2012a)."


German Reference Centre for the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (Deutsche Beobachtungsstelle fuer Drogen und Drogensucht (DBDD)), "2012 National Report to the EMCDDA by the Reitox National Focal Point: Germany: New Developments, Trends and In-Depth Information on Selected Issues - Drug Situation 2011/2012" (Munich, Germany: DBDD, Oct. 2012), pp. 186-187.