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Australia Three dead from drug overdoses in Perth

13:45  07 december  2019
13:45  07 december  2019 Source:   msn.com

Ecstasy in toy kit leads WA cops to record cryptocurrency seizure

  Ecstasy in toy kit leads WA cops to record cryptocurrency seizure The largest amount of cryptocurrency ever seized in Western Australia was discovered after drugs hidden in a toy kit sent from the UK led police to a couple in Perth's north.During screening of international mail, Australian Border Force officers found 27.5g of MDMA tablets and the same amount in MDMA powder concealed in a a kids' toy in a package from the UK destined for the Perth metropolitan area.

At least three people, all wearing orange wristbands, died from drug overdoses early Sunday and four others were hospitalized after police responded to a medical emergency at an apartment complex in Pittsburgh, officials said.

Drug overdose and intoxication are significant causes of accidental death , and can also be used as a form of suicide. Death can occur from overdosing on a single or multiple drugs

Three people have died of drug overdoes in Perth in the last 24 hours, prompting a warning from police.

  Three dead from drug overdoses in Perth © AAP Images WA Police say three people have died in the city overnight and on Saturday, with several others requiring emergency medical attention.

Toxicology results are not yet available but police have singled out the drug GHB, also known as fantasy, as a possible link to several of the overdoses.

"We ask all those who are using, or who are contemplating using, illicit drugs, and their families and friends, to be extremely mindful of the serious consequences associated with this activity," they said in a statement.

"Users rarely know the purity, strength or origin of illicit drugs and this puts them at significant risk of injury or death."

Anyone with information concerning illicit drug manufacture or distribution is asked to call Crime Stoppers.

If you or anyone you know is suffering from depression, call Lifeline on 13 11 14, Beyondblue on 1300 22 4636, or Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800.

Eighty charged in Sydney cocaine crackdown .
Dozens of people have been charged with drug use and supply in Sydney in a pre-Christmas cocaine crackdown, with more than 350g of the drug seized. More than 80 people have been charged in a Christmas season crackdown on cocaine supply in Sydney.Police seized more than 350g of the drug during the operation, which took place over six nights in November and December.Forty-six people were charged with drug supply and 38 with drug possession, police said.They included a 51-year-old taxi driver allegedly found with 13g of cocaine and $3400 cash in a hidden compartment in his cab at Barangaroo on November 30.

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