German Police Seize Thousands of Trump-Shaped Ecstasy Pills


German police told the press in a translated announcement Tuesday that they had seized thousands of ecstasy pills, all shaped to look like President Donald Trump.

Police in Osnabrueck, located in northwestern Germany, claimed to have discovered 5,000 of the orange-colored ecstasy tablets in addition to a large but unspecified quantity of cash.  

"In the control of the car, the officials found 5000 Ecstasy Tablets, with the portrait of the American President Donald J. Trump. In addition, a large amount of cash has also been secured," the statement read, as translated by The Hill.

According to the report, the arrest took place on Saturday in the German state of Lower Saxony when police apprehended a 51-year-old man and his 17-year-old son. The two were caught in possession of the pills, whose street value was around $46,000. Police believe that they were likely obtained by the suspects for around $13,000.

This recent incident follows a report earlier this year from The Daily Star, claiming that the Trump-shaped tablets were being produced in Amsterdam and sold in the United Kingdom and other European countries. The pills were marketed with the catchphrase: "Trump makes partying great again."

AlterNet found that the drugs were being sold on dark web drug sites and were said to contain 220 milligrams of the compound MDMA in each pill. The report also found that the pills were selling for around $235 per 100 tablets.

The Daily Star was also able to obtain an interview with an underground source who said the drugs are being smuggled into the UK in bulk "because they will sell like hot cakes."

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