Pokémon Go has taken over social media lately, with almost every news story and personal post having something to do with the new mobile game. While it’s clear the game has had a substantial, positive impact on many people’s lives – it’s done wonders for players with severe depression and anxiety – as with every trend, it has created numerous negative consequences. Enter the dark net.
As first reported by the Sunday People, drug dealers have started manufacturing super-strength ecstasy pills in the shape of Pokémon. These pills are then combined with 2C-B, a formerly legal ecstasy alternative, and then smuggled on dark net drug markets. So far, the markets have only been accessed from the UK (according to reports), but these sales are almost guaranteed to go international, as they are available for a 50-dose for £50 deal.
A gang source reportedly revealed: “There are hundreds of thousands of these pills being pressed in Holland and Germany and shipped here. Chances of them being intercepted are pretty slim. Sell them for a fiver a go and you make a wedge. There’s massive demand. Pills are back in a big way.”