Ingredients for a Billion ecstasy pills seized in Netherlands

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Police in the Netherlands say they have seized enough materials to make a billion Ecstasy pills in a truck near the border with Belgium on Thursday.

The truck reportedly contained 100,000 bottles of hydrogen gas, 15 tons of caustic soda and 3,000 litres of other chemicals.

Police did not give an estimate of the street value of the drug or say if anyone was arrested.

Large drugs finds are common as the Netherlands is a known centre for ecstasy production which is a Class A drug. Police said they are still investigating who was behind the drugs haul.