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NI police make renewed warning over 'particularly toxic' ecstasy tablets

The PSNI say that forensic analysis on a number of recent seizures have been found to contain highly toxic chemicals PMA and PMMA as well as ecstasy.

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POLICE IN NORTHERN Ireland have issued a renewed warning over ecstasy pills referred to as ‘Green Rolexes’.

The PSNI say that forensic analysis on a number of recent seizures in the Co. Antrim area have been found to contain the highly toxic chemicals PMA and PMMA as well as ecstasy.

Andy Dunlop of the PSNI’s Organised Crime Branch has said that “despite a number of recent unexplained deaths, people are continuing to put their lives at risk”.

Dunlop is referring to a number of previous warnings made about a batch of highly toxic chemicals found in in the province.

The PSNI say that the mixture of MDMA (ecstasy) and PMA can be particularly hazardous to health and has been linked with numerous deaths world-wide.

Police would ask anyone who is aware of any individual involved in the supply of controlled drugs to contact their local police on 0845 600 8000 or to the to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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