Dutch police investigate alleged theft of illegal ecstasy pill collection
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands — Dutch police are investigating the claims of a man who reported his large collection of illegal Ecstasy pills has been stolen.
Police say the 46-year-old decided to report the theft of 2,400 pills of the party drug because he believes 40 of them are poisonous.
The man in the town of Eerbeek, 56 miles (90 kilometres) east of Amsterdam, claims he collected the pills over two decades, keeping them in coin collecting folders. They were allegedly taken during a break-in.
Spokeswoman Esther Naber says police believe the man is serious but can't be sure.
She said Thursday it is not clear whether the man will be charged with a crime, given that the illegal drugs have vanished.
The pills' street value is estimated at C11,000 ($16,200)
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS (CP)
December 10 2009
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