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Danish Police are issuing a warning against deadly drug MDMA

After several deaths due to the intake of the drug MDMA, Danish Police is issuing a warning against taking the drug.

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A general warning by the Danish Police has been sent out today concerning the deadly effects that the drug has had the last two weeks.

On Sunday evening the 18 February a 32 year old man was found with severe cramps on the street in Vanløse ( near Copenhagen), and an ambulance brought him to the hospital, where he was later declared dead.

The Copenhagen Police has been in contact with a friend of the deceased. This friend had been in contact with him shortly before his death, on the phone he told his friend that he had taken MDMA and that he was not feeling well.

The police is awaiting the result of the autopsy before being able to say more about the cause of this last death, however, this new incident is the reason why a general warning has been issued via their press release.

Since the beginning of February several incidents have alerted the police to the presence of this fatal drug; on 5 February 2018, two 15 year old boys from Haslev were hospitalised after taking MDMA, one of them later died.

On 17 February 2018, two girls aged 15 and 16 have been hospitalised in Esbjerg after taking the same drugs.

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MDMA facts: MDMA is a synthetically produced drug often sold as colourful pills with special logos and are referred to as Ecstasy.

By Bente D. Knudsen  Pictures: Københavns Politi