Over 8kg of MDMA found in pet food shipments

Posted: 5 August 2022 | | No comments yet

Two arrests have been made following the discovered of MDMA hidden in two separate shipments of pet food headed for Scotland, UK.

dog and cat pet food

More than 8kg of MDMA (a synthetic drug that acts as a stimulant and hallucinogenic) have been found in two separate shipments of pet food.

Organised Crime Partnership (OCP) Scotland were called to the scene after Border Force officers discovered the two parcels at a postal hub in Coventry, which were bound for addresses in Scotland, UK.  

One parcel containing dog food had been shipped from Belgium, whilst the other – containing cat food – had arrived from Germany.

The National Crime Agency (NCA) states that the two seizures aren’t believed to be linked.

On 27 July, OCP officers moved in to arrest a 26-year-old man in Kirkcaldy in connection with the first package, while a 20-year-old man was detained in the Forfar area on 3 August in connection with the second importation.

“These tablets can be extremely potent and you are putting your health at risk if you take them,” said NCA Scotland Operations Manager, Rob Miles. “These drugs have a serious and significant negative impact on our communities – drug deaths in Scotland are still at a very high and tragic level.”

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