large seizure of VW logo XTC in Amsterdam
VERY LARGE SEIZURE OF VOLKSWAGEN LOGO ECSTASY TABLETS&#8232;IN AMSTERDAM The DEA Mid Atlantic Laboratory (Largo, Maryland) recently received 407,545 green tablets inscribed with a Volkswagen logo on one side and a score mark on the other, suspected MDMA (see Photos 8 and 9). The exhibit was seized in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) from a Venezuelan known to import Ecstasy tablets into the United States through Miami and Washington, DC. The tablets were round, approximately 7 mm in diameter and 3 mm in thickness, and weighed 131 milligrams each (total net mass approximately 53 kilograms). Color testing by the Marquis gave a black color; and further analysis by FTIR, GC, and GC/MS confirmed 52 milligrams MDMA/tablet. This was one of the largest seizures of MDMA tablets that the Mid Atlantic Laboratory has ever seen (however, Volkswagen logo tablets have been previously submitted).