Thousands of Trump-shaped ecstasy pills seized in Germany

German police on Tuesday announced the seizure of thousands of pills of the club drug ecstasy bearing a likeness of President Trump.

In a translated statement on a police website, officials say the pills — worth tens of thousands of dollars — were allegedly in the possession of a 51-year-old man and his 17-year-old son, who said they were traveling in northwestern Germany after unsuccessfully attempting to buy a car in the Netherlands. 

“In the control of the car, the officials found 5000 Ecstasy Tablets, with the portrait of the American President Donald J. Trump. In addition, a large amount of cash has also been secured,” reads the statement. Also in the car was a "larger amount of cash," according to police.


The orange pills are shaped to resemble the president's head, with his face on the front. The back features his name and may have been designed to look like the New York real estate mogul's campaign signs.

According to the report, the sales value of the pills is close to €39,000, or nearly $46,000, while they were likely purchased for about €11,000, or nearly $13,000. The arrest occurred on Saturday in the German state of Lower Saxony.

A judge has ordered the two be held in custody, and the car was seized and towed away, according to the report.