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Trump-Shaped Orange Ecstasy Pills Seized in Huge Drug Sweep in Indiana

An Indiana State Police news release about 129 arrests in a series of drug busts in northern Indiana includes a photo of what police describe as "Trump-shaped ecstasy pills."

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Updated:July 2, 2018, 6:48 AM IST
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Trump-Shaped Orange Ecstasy Pills Seized in Huge Drug Sweep in Indiana
Photo released by Indiana State Police.
Peru (Indiana): Some drug traffickers appear to be using US President Donald Trump's image to brand their illegal wares.

An Indiana State Police news release about 129 arrests in a series of drug busts in northern Indiana includes a photo of what police describe as "Trump-shaped ecstasy pills."

They are orange and stamped with a face. On the back are the words "great again," an apparent reference to Trump's campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again."

Traffickers sometimes produce uniquely shaped or coloured drugs as a marketing technique to encourage buyers to return for more.

Friday's release doesn't provide details, including how many of the pills were seized.

The six-day operation in June involved traffic stops by state and city police, as well as sheriff's departments. LSD, cocaine and other drugs were also seized.

A similar haul was made in Germany last August with an estimated street value of $47,000, The Guardian reported.

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