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German police seized 5,000 orange Trump-shaped ecstasy pills worth $46,000



Police in Osnabrück, Germany recently seized 5,000 ecstasy pills shaped like President Trump, according to Newsweek.

Newsweek reported Monday that authorities discovered the drugs in the back of a van during a road check Saturday.

The total street value of the stash seized by German law enforcement was reportedly estimated at $46,000.

The tablets would have cost about $13,000, according to Newsweek, suggesting the suspects would have turned a major profit selling them.

DWNews on Tuesday tweeted out a photo showing one of the orange pills, which come bearing Trump's name and the president's distinct hairstyle.

Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine reported that a 51-year-old man drove the vehicle, which was registered in Austria.

The man had traveled from the Netherlands, according to Der Spiegel, and had brought his 17-year-old-son along.

The pair was heading toward the Germany city of Hanover, which is in the province of Lower Saxony.

Police have since arrested both men, who claimed they were trying to buy a vehicle in the Netherlands, according to German media reports.

Authorities expect the drugs, which are orange and resemble Trump’s face, originated in the Netherlands.

Newsweek reported that illegal drugs resembling Trump turned up in the United Kingdom earlier this year.

The narcotics looked similar to those seized in Germany last weekend, according to British media reports, and originated in Amsterdam.

The pills additionally appeared on the dark web, where vendors sold them using the slogan “Trump makes partying great again.”

The United Nations (UN) lists ecstasy on the high-risk end of its classification of addictive substances.

Ecstasy is widely trafficked in Europe and is popular among partygoers there for the euphoria it provides.

Some of the drug’s negative side effects include addiction, memory struggles, increased heart rate and paranoia.

Deaths have resulted from ecstasy due to rising body temperatures and dehydration associated with taking the drug.

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