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Toxic drug PMMA seized in Fraserburgh

A highly-toxic class-A drug - which was the subject of a recent police warning after being linked to deaths - has been seized in Fraserburgh.

Grampian Police said a dealer quantity of ParaMethoxyMethylAmphetamine (PMMA) had been recovered.

The force said it was a white, solidly-compressed powder, similar in appearance to crack cocaine.

It is suspected it may have been supplied to users as either ecstasy or amphetamine.

'Extremely concerning'

Insp Andy Imray, substance misuse co-ordinator for the force, said: "It is very worrying that this drug has been found in the region. It has been linked with deaths in mainland Europe.

"Very little is known about this drug and the variety of forms it has been detected in is extremely concerning.

"Users of any controlled or uncontrolled substance, not only those taking recreational drugs, need to be alert to the presence of PMMA and the very serious risks it presents to their health and wellbeing."

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