Please Refrain from Mailing Ecstasy Pills

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Linz, Upper Austria

Cristal M Clark

My first thought on this is who in the world uses and actual snail mail system? I mean seriously who actually takes the time to “mail” a package?

Well, to answer that it would appear that drug dealers are using mailing systems. That’s right, A couple in Austria received a peculiar package recently, a parcel that should have contained dresses bought online from a retailer in the Netherlands actually turned out to contain nearly 25,000 ecstasy tablets.

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So, the online retailer isn’t really a dress shop? Well as it turns out, the package also happened to contain two dresses, so I guess the pills were the free gift one sometimes gets when you order something online.

The 58-year-old unnamed Austrian woman, mistook the purple pills for “decorative stones” police said, but her 59-year-old husband realized that they were in fact stimulants and returned the package to their local post office in Linz, Upper Austria.

Both the couple and the post office were a little surprised by this odd package that should have contained more than just two mere dresses.

The Netherlands in case you did not know, is one of the world’s largest drugs producers. Just this year Dutch customs officials reported that the amount of ecstasy and amphetamines being sent in the post had tripled from 137 kilograms (which equates to roughly 302 pounds) in 2016 to 460 kilograms in 2018.

Following an investigation by Linz’s drugs squad it transpired that the package was intended for Scotland. Police Scotland and the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) are jointly investigating the matter, the investigation is ongoing.

Let this be a lesson to all of you mailing drugs, especially if you can’t manage to send the intended package to the correct individual, you might want to lay off utilizing your own products.

Cristal M Clark

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