Two held in Portsmouth over 3.5kg haul of deadly super-strong ecstasy

TWO men have been arrested in Portsmouth in connection with the supply of super-strength ecstasy tablets that have resulted in deaths.

Tuesday, 10th May 2016, 4:53 pm
Updated Tuesday, 10th May 2016, 6:47 pm

The South East Regional Organised Crime Unit today executed a warrant in relation to 3.6kg of the tablets.

A 64-year-old man and a 24-year-old man, both from Portsmouth, have been arrested on suspicion of one count of possession with intent to supply a controlled drug of class A (ecstasy). They remain in police custody.

The men were arrested as part of an ongoing investigation by SEROCU. At around 12.25pm, officers executed the warrant under Section 8 of PACE in Cuthbert Road, Fratton.

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The warrant is in relation to an investigation into supply of controlled drugs across the region.

Det Insp Jenny Olden, leading the investigation from SEROCU, said: ‘Today’s warrant is just another part of our continued push to stop the supply of controlled drugs in the region.

‘These ecstasy tablets have been recently dubbed “super pills” due to them being even more potent and resulting in deaths.

‘The potential street value of these can go into millions of pounds. With over 3.5kg of tablets uncovered by us, you can just imagine how many potential victims there could have been.

‘If you have been a victim or have any information which you feel can help the police, I encourage you contact your local police force via the non-emergency 101 number.

‘If you don’t want to speak to police you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.’