Dutch cops seize ecstasy tablets in raid

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Dutch police recovered 250,000 ecstasy tablets Wednesday after busting a suspected sale in a parking lot near the German border, prosecutors said.

Two men, a 45-year-old German and a 42-year-old Dutch, were arrested when police swooped on a parking lot at a gardening centre in the town of Kerkrade, about 223 kilometres (140 miles) southeast of Amsterdam.

The Dutch citizen was believed to have been the supplier, a statement from the prosecutors' office said. A third man was arrested in Germany.

The men arrested in Kerkrade would be extradited to Germany, the statement added.

This is a German investigation with German authorities alerting the Dutch police that an exchange would take place," prosecution spokesman Wim de Bruin told AFP, noting that the tablets had a street value of about one euro each.

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