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Drug Dealer Caught in Act of Trying to Sell 2,000 Pink Pig Ecstasy Pills

A man has been detained in Moscow after police caught him in possession of more than 2,000 pink ecstasy pills.

A suspected drug dealer has been detained in Moscow after police caught him in possession of more than 2,000 pink ecstasy pills shaped to look like piglets.

The man was apprehended Thursday while meeting a potential client in southern Moscow, a spokesman for the Federal Drug Control Service was cited as saying by the Interfax news agency.

After conducting a search of the man and his vehicle, police discovered 2,014 "pink pig" ecstasy tablets as well as 3 kilograms of hashish and 1 kilogram of marijuana, the spokesman said.

The drugs had a black market value of more than 1 million rubles ($15,500) according to the spokesman, who added that police confiscated 300,000 rubles ($4,650) found in the car, believed to have come from a previous sale.

The man, who hails from Kaliningrad, has been remanded in custody.

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