Dutch police investigate alleged theft of illegal ecstasy pill collection

By Terrapinzflyer · Dec 10, 2009 · ·
  1. Terrapinzflyer
    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)

    December 10 2009

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  1. 5HT-Receptor
    :laugh: This is hilarious!? This can just happen in the country where xtc is the no.1 export product! haha!!! Poor guy, lost his whole collection:laugh:
  2. Alfa
    Thats a nice hobby. I hope he made pictures of the tablets. That would be an awesome pic collection.
  3. anonuser30500
    Wow, Swim only flirted with E a few times back when UK e was the real thing. 3 or 4 times maybe, but every evening got interesting. Still there at dawn!

    E is one of the more tempting drugs, but these days in the UK most seems to be like a bad speed, at best!

    Sad that someone stole that collection. It would maybe be worse if the cops found the haul as that would lead the dude to charges. Maybe he is covering himself in case some local kids just OD on the stolen goods.

    Hell of a collection. Bet there would be some top class E in the collection, kind that would turn a serial killer into someone who helps people cross the road.

    Shame that E vanished and dodgy untested RCs replaced them.

    Suppose the lesson here is to just photo your collection of whatever before you use it.
  4. Smirnoff
    Dutch Man Reports Theft Of Ecstasy Pill Collection

    (AP) AMSTERDAM (AP) - A man who said he spent two decades collecting Ecstasy pills of all colors and shapes as a hobby has turned to police for help after they were stolen - because he said some of them are poisonous.

    Police say the 46-year-old man, who was not identified, decided to report the theft despite the illegal nature of the collection because he was worried about the possible consequences if anybody were to swallow one of the poisoned pills.

    It was not immediately clear why about 40 red-and-white pills out of the 2,400-pill-strong collection would be poisoned, but the police said they fear the drugs could be lethal if swallowed.

    "That's really the main reason he came to the police," said police spokeswoman Esther Naber, adding the man "knows he's not going to get his collection back."

    A report in De Volkskrant daily Thursday said the man claimed he was not a drug dealer or user.

    "I've tried it before but didn't like it," the report quoted him saying. "My passion for collecting comes from the varied collection of colors, shapes and logos that are printed on the pills."

    According to a police statement, the man gathered the pills over a 20 year period and carefully stored them in coin collecting folders.

    The folders were allegedly taken during a break-in Wednesday at the man's home in Eerbeek, 56 miles (90 kilometers) east of Amsterdam.

    Police spokesman Naber said investigators tended to believe the man's story.

    "Why would you make something like this up?" she said.

    Prosecutors and drug enforcement officials are still weighing whether to charge him with a crime.

    "Given that the pills have disappeared, for the moment there's no evidence to support a possession charge," Naber said.

    The pills' street value is estimated at euro11,000 ($16,200).

  5. chillinwill
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