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400,000 Ecstasy Pills Seized in Netherlands Darkweb Investigation

An investigation into a darkweb drug operation in the Netherlands led to the discovery of more than 400,000 ecstasy pills, according to an announcement from the Public Prosecution Service.

Law enforcement in the Netherlands arrested three suspects as part of an investigation into drug trafficking via darkweb marketplaces. The suspects, a father (59) and son (30) from Spijkenisse as well as a 33-year-old man from Rotterdam, have been accused of participating in a drug trafficking operation with co-conspirators in at least two countries.

Seized Ecstasy Pills

Seized Ecstasy Pills | ©Openbaar Ministerie

The investigation built off evidence obtained earlier this year during an initial investigation into cross-border drug trafficking between the Netherlands and Germany. Law enforcement in Germany collaborated with Dutch authorities during the investigation, according to information revealed in the most recent announcement from the Public Prosecution Service.

Police arrested two men in February 2020 for participation in a drug trafficking network. One of the men, a 40-year-old man from Voorburg, allegedly organized the operation and handled business on the darkweb. The second, a 38-year-old man from Pijnacker, allegedly traveled–with packages of drugs–to Germany. Once in Germany, the 38-year-old would mail packages from different post offices to partially conceal the actual location of the conspirators.

Seized Ecstasy Pills | ©Openbaar Ministerie

More Seized Ecstasy Pills | ©Openbaar Ministerie

During the investigation into the first two suspects, police in the Netherlands observed the 38-year-old routinely visited the 33-year-old man from Rotterdam. According to the announcements, the 38-year-old delivered packages of drugs to the 33-year-old.

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Even More Seized Ecstasy Pills | ©Openbaar Ministerie

The suspect in Rotterdam interacted with the father and son Spijkenisse on a regular basis as well. During the execution of search and arrest warrants on April 22, the police raided the warehouse of a company owned by the father and discovered more than 400,000 ecstasy pills and large amounts of cash. The company allegedly produced equipment for manufacturing the drugs distributed by the suspected drug traffickers.

All suspects are in police custody and the investigation is ongoing.

28 Comments
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33a20420 Fri, May 22, 2020

Anyone know who these vendors are?

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db2fbf50 Sat, May 23, 2020

Hopefully not namaste

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c125ba30 Sat, May 23, 2020

Those pills don’t seem to have any print on them. Do pills stamped on another process?

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6399eba0 Sat, May 23, 2020

Like above pointed out. Those pills are not stamped. Fake news. Someone find a square pill green or pink being sold as exctasy anywhere? I bet you cant. police most likely made these pills them selfs. Only 1 or two are actually active contents. Needed to fake or pin shit on people to keep the funds coming in. Never looks good when police dont have any leads aint getting any busts Shit if I was them Id be faking my busts too. looks good.

Remember one thing. when it looks too good to be true…… it normally is…. fake news FUCK THE POLICE .

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451ed520 Sat, May 23, 2020

haha no worrieing. its not me. 400k pills shiiit haha that is ALOT

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d7b5f5e0 Sat, May 23, 2020

If you think xtc pills need a stamp on them to be real, you haven’t had much xtc in your life. Some of the best pills out there are stampless.

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faf457a0 Sat, May 23, 2020

Stampless XTC? Are you fucking joking? Literally no one has ever eaten XTC without a stamp..

The stamp comes from the first press? Right? Could someone with real life experience, and not a fucking cop comment on this?

f40ec901
77a55dc0 Sat, May 23, 2020

The green ones could be Heineken. Flat earth kid not everything is a conspiracy. Please write a book or something of what you think it is. With everything going on you think they are just setting up 2 complete randoms for shits and giggles? So dumb. Oh yeah and from the article it seems like the fathers company sold pill presses. Hahah I would love to know what goes though your head.

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543f4430 Sat, May 23, 2020

it might be that vendor on empire who sells them 2k pills and acid

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11697cc0 Sat, May 23, 2020

Why the fuck would anyone stamp the pills twice!? Huge waste of product. It makes no fucking sense.

02ae8610
d2b54750 Sat, May 23, 2020

To the one who wrote with name COP.

You literally just assumed it was Heineken. Then mentioned conspiracy.

When I suggested cop it was referring to the fake news response… God damn you’re a stupid fucking idiot.

Read through the responses, then maybe take a minute before you blurt out a bunch of dumb shit you fucking hypocrite.

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8afc37d0 Sun, May 24, 2020

I actually would have to say, this article looks very fake. The people are busted in like not very secure countries too lool. I definetly would consider the people to be lying.

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6be230c0 Sun, May 24, 2020

Not a secure country? What are you taking about. NL is the leading place for manufacturing of drugs.

Nonetheless, something is up with this article.

8b967112
143c1230 Sun, May 24, 2020

If you view the EXIF data of these photos they are dated May 7th, exported via Adobe Photoshop 7.0

This article was first posted on www.om.nl during May 19th, then re-posted here on the 21st.

The images are labeled Cicade, which is an insect, that has recently been in the news for appearing in new locations.

When we find the person using Adobe Photoshop 7.0, the remaining puzzle pieces will fall into place.

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84aac420 Sun, May 24, 2020

“The dog day cicada, for example, emerges each year in mid-summer.”

I would put my money on this being called Operation Cicada. Some three letter agency is creating FUD to disrupt, or attempt to expose certain vendors. They are up to something. I don’t like these little piggy bastards.

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1cd7f2a0 Sun, May 24, 2020

Disregard the Cicada / Cicade nonsense. Auto correct muffed my up.

Anyone have any idea what Cicade is?

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01c292d0 Sun, May 24, 2020

I wouldn’t outright dismiss this for being fake JUST because of the stamping, but it would be equally strange to not at the very least be somewhat skeptical.

Molly pills live off the branding. Having a massive distro operation going on but selling blanks feels like it would eventually hit business since at those volumes you’re selling to at LEAST two thirds redistributors.

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dd4164d0 Tue, May 26, 2020

Kenzos/ trumps dont have stamps they change the shape.

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cc306c60 Tue, May 26, 2020

Not fair. I need some E right now. They claim to seize 400,000 pills but no sense of futility after years of these busts. Time to legalize all drugs NOW!

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468ec9c0 Tue, May 26, 2020

This is very true, I took a stampless e pill from them and I know who they are. I’m the one who reported them to the feds because their stampless pills broke my penis in half literally. it really hurt but they got what they deserved. Penis breakers rot in jail

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ba648030 Tue, May 26, 2020

Or Instagram booooiiis

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7fb615f0 Wed, May 27, 2020

“Police arrested two men in February 2020 for participation in a drug trafficking network. One of the men, a 40-year-old man from Voorburg, allegedly organized the operation and handled business on the darkweb. The second, a 38-year-old man from Pijnacker”

“During the execution of search and arrest warrants on April 22, the police raided the warehouse of a company owned by the father and discovered more than 400,000 ecstasy pills and large amounts of cash.”

After no contact with your usual partner you’d think they would’ve gone into damage control. Incredibly stupid way to get caught - everyone just linked to eachother and no one had red herrings or fail systems in place.

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b68fad20 Sun, May 31, 2020

fucking amateurs

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0705b470 Wed, Jun 3, 2020

Perfect pills could be manufacturer stamp less aslong as everything been mixed in with the crushed mdma then it will work . stamp is just branding.

The average cost to manufacture a xtc pill is around 0.20 euro . So if those pills are genuine legit the seizure has cost the traffickers anywhere from 80k upwards.

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b77e4f80 Tue, Jun 9, 2020

Love, Peace and Rock & Roll pills. I guess out of experience.

1e1bca61
f3394a00 Sat, Jun 20, 2020

Snap chats, peace love rocknroll or it could really be blank and that’s how they make a unique product. White on white blotter gets sold frequently enough.

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55072be0 Tue, Jun 23, 2020

Fuck fascists
Fuck the failed drug war
Fuck LE
Fuck everyone who wants to tell other adults what they can do with their own bodies!
It’s time to legalize all drugs now!! 👊

30857d82
c40a5940 Sun, Jun 28, 2020

@frosty
Indeed man, who are they to punish people just because they are using drugs
It fucking pisses me off, i wish there was a anarchist island somewhere on earth god damn it
Tired of all the goverments telling us what we can and can’t do!
Fuck them i can put whatever i want to in my own fucking body

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