Dutch police spread Xtacy Perfume
The Xtacy Perfume actually smells like MDMA.
It’s widely known that the Netherlands is the MDMA production capital of the world, with laboratories popping up at an alarming rate, which besides being illegal is also extremely dangerous.
There’s always a risk of toxicity and gasses, fires or explosions- especially at an amateur level.
But Dutch police are making a bold (and creative) move in the war on drugs by circulating the scent of MDMA in the form of a perfume called Xtacy, with its packaging resembling Chanel No. 5.
Police have been tasked to create scent cards which will be available to the general public at pop-up booths around the country.
Eau de MDMA
The police hope to spread awareness and are asking people to report signals of drub labs or dumps countrywide- basically turning citizens into bloodhounds for MDMA.
Dutch public prosecutor Antoinette Doedens made a statement along with the launch of this initiative — “smell is the most important way that people can recognize an ecstasy lab. That is why we want to spread the smell over the entire country so that everyone knows what to look out for.”
In 2018 authorities shut down roughly 300 Dutch drug laboratories and discovered nearly 200 chemical storage units.
It’s reported that crime syndicates rack up between 3 and 5 billion euros annually in the Netherlands alone.
Naturally there is no regulation for the production of MDMA, leading to inconsistent production methods and potency. In the past few years ecstasy has collectively become significantly stronger, causing countless fatalities world-wide.
Time will tell whether Xtacy Perfume will lead to the discovery and shut down of laboratories.