German police seize massive haul of 'Trump' ecstasy tablets

A man and his father have been detained by police

Andrew Buncombe
New York
Tuesday 22 August 2017 18:32 BST
Police recovered 5,000 of the tablets
Police recovered 5,000 of the tablets

Donald Trump does not make everyone feel ecstatic.

But police in Germany say they have found a stash of around 5,000 bright orange ecstasy tablets shaped in the head of the US President.

The pills were said to have a street value of around $46,000.

The Associated Press said police in Osnabrueck, in northwestern Germany, discovered the drugs while checking an Austrian-registered Peugeot 307 hatchback on the A30 highway on Saturday.

Donald Trump looking directly at the sun during eclipse 'is most impressive thing any president’s ever done’, says Fox News host Tucker Carlson

Police said the people in the car, a 51-year-old man and his 17-year-old son, told officers they had been in the Netherlands to buy a vehicle but had not succeeded so were returning home. Officers said they also found a large, unspecified quantity of cash.

“Officials found 5000 Ecstasy Tablets, with the portrait of the American President Donald J Trump,” said the police statement. “In addition, a large amount of cash has also been secured.”

A judge on Sunday ordered that the the father and son kept in custody. The car was seized and towed away.

Join our commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies


Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in