Between 12 and 24 million people worldwide used ecstasy at least once in 2007.
20 million ecstasy pills and between 4 to 5 tons of heroin were trafficked into Israel in 2008. Nearly all of the heroin entered through the shared border with Lebanon.
There were 615,000 first-time users of ecstasy in 2005, and 860,000 first-time users in 2006.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime estimates the total value of the global ecstasy market to be valued at $16.07 billion. Number of ecstasy users worldwide: 19.5 million.