A breast on a building in the city’s Saint-Ouen location this week saw the huge haul took before it was to be offered on at below ground events, officials in the city stated in a commemorative tweet.
It was a barnstorming drugs raid which resulted in EUR1 million ₤ 861,000 well worth of MDMA and also ecstasy being taken off the streets of Paris, according to French police.
Chuffed were they at the evident success, they called it a “rewarding investigation” and posted photos of the seized material.
The only problem? The pink powder was actually nothing even more unsafe that ground-up children’s sweets.
Specifically, it was ground-up Haribo. Much more specifically still, it was the firm’s strawberry Tagada range– among France’s most preferred desserts.
Toxicologist reports found that “the powder confiscated in the apartment or condo was a neutral powder, not falling under either narcotic items or toxin”.
A suspicious apprehended during the raid is still dealing with prosecution for property of stolen mobile phones, as well as an equipment used to make ecstasy tablet computers, Le Parisien paper reported.
It continued to be unclear on Saturday why the original haul was believed to be controlled substances and why they had actually been ground up to begin with.
French officials might, nevertheless, comfort themselves with the thought that their’s was not the very first medications bust to come back with an altogether various material to that being pursued.
In November, a raid in Thailand was initially stated a success with police officers believing they had taken $1bn ₤ 720m well worth of ketamine– the largest ever before such haul in the kingdom.
Laboratory examinations later on located the material was in truth trisodium phosphate– a substance generally used as a cleaner.