Police in the Netherlands find material for 1 billion ecstasy pillsStaff Writer | February 10, 2017
Dutch police seized a truckload of chemicals they said would have been enough to manufacture 1 billion ecstasy pills.
Pills The cost of the raw materials is some hundreds of thousands
Investigators arrived and found 100 bottles of hydrogen gas, 33,000 lbs. of caustic soda, and other raw materials.
The truck was parked in Rilland, near the Belgian border and the city of Antwerp.
Investigators did not estimate what the street value of the potential drug would have been if it had been mixed, but they did say the cost of the raw materials alone would have been in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. ■