The Belgian Early Warning System Drugs (BEWSD) was informed of the
analysis of several ecstasy tablets, containing high amounts of MDMA.
These tablets were analysed at the National Institute for Criminalistics
and Criminology (NICC-INCC).
Also, a green liquid was submitted to the Modus Vivendi project in
Brussels, and analysed by the WIV-ISP Medicines laboratory.
It contained 2C-E, a new psychoactive substance with
properties comparable with 2C-B, a hallucinogenic amphetamine derivative (more info in the fact sheet: pdf).
The MDMA tablets have the following characteristics:
contents: 152.3mg MDMA base
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contents: 158 mg MDMA base
Also, several tablets have been analysed containing no active substance at all. These were mostly tablets with the UPS logo.
The BEWSD would like to warn for these tablets, and for highly dosed MDMA tablets in general.
Please inform your networks, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you receive similar signals.
Dr. Apr. Peter Blanckaert
Coordinator Belgian Early Warning System on Drugs
DO Public Health&Surveillance, Drugs Program (BMCDDA)
Juliette Wytsmanstraat 14 | 1050 Brussels
T + 32 2 642 54 08 | F + 32 2 642 54 10 | GSM Wacht +32 475 84 68 16
Institut Scientifique de Santé Publique
Wetenschappelijk Instituut Volksgezondheid
Scientific Institute of Public Health
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