The strongest ecstasy pills ever found in the UK have emerged at an unidentified Manchester nightclub, Vice have reported.
The ‘blue punisher’ pill, a common shape used across the country, weighed in at a whopping 477mg – around triple or quadruple the strength of a normal pill.
MANDRAKE drug analysis lab at Manchester Metropolitan University tested the pills after they were found at a club in the city, concluding their dosage as the strongest ever found in the country. The record-breaking tabs weighed 650mg in total.
Fears are now mounting over their danger to club-goers in the north of England, with warnings from Fiona Measham, director of drug safety organisation The Loop, stating: “It’s likely to be amongst the highest in the world.”
She said that these high-strength pills “illustrates just how dangerous the lack of information [about MDMA content of pills] can be,” adding, “[a] lack of information on strength can transform a pill from benign to deadly.”
The blue punisher pill was found in a batch of super-strength pills ranging from 397mg to 477mg in MDMA content. The tabs were seized by security at an unidentified Manchester club.