Deadly ecstasy alert: Experts warn super-strength UPS tablets are flooding streets of Glasgow
DEADLY tablets said to be 10 times the strength of normal ecstasy are flooding Glasgow, experts warn.
The yellow party pills, stamped with a UPS logo, are still being sold by dealers despite knowing the dangers.
The drugs are thought to be responsible for the hospitalisation of six clubbers in Middlesbrough at the weekend.
Tests have found UPS pills, which are believed to originate in Switzerland, contain up to 275mg of MDMA, compared to other tablets circulating in Glasgow which contain around 35mg.
Research carried out by a European charity reveals the super-strength batch of the UPS party drug is “neurotoxic and increases the likelihood of irreparable brain damage”, according to a report by the Evening Times.
A source told the paper: “We have some intelligence that yellow UPS tablets are on sale in Glasgow.
“It doesn’t matter whether it’s yellow UPS, pink Superman or green Rolex tablets, you don’t know what is in them.
“They simply are not safe.”
The Scottish Drugs Forum posted a warning about the potent batch of ecstasy.
It said: “UPS ecstasy circulating in some parts of Scotland.”