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Hungarian Police Seizes 32 Tonnes of Ecstasy Precursor

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Police detectives, assisted by the National Tax and Customs Authority (NAV), have seized 32 tonnes of precursors that can be used for the manufacture of the recreational drug MDMA, commonly known as ecstasy., according to a report by state news wire MTI.

The National Bureau for Investigation reported on the seizures, which took place in the spring, on the website police.hu on Thursday.

In the first round, 13 tonnes of precursor were seized at the Sopron customs yard in April, following an alert by the NAV. A few days later, authorities found another 19 tonnes of similar chemicals in two warehouses in Budapest.

In parallel with the forensic investigations, the authorities started large-scale inspections. Several domestic and foreign transport companies were inspected, dozens of drivers were questioned, and countless waybills and travel documents were examined.

All available information indicates that an international criminal network is behind the shipments, and the identification of its members is still ongoing, a statement by the police said.

The seized goods had a street value of around HUF 480 billion, MTI writes.

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