A middle-aged couple got more than they bargained for when they ordered clothing online from a Netherlands retailer.
They opened their delivery to find the package contained nearly 25,000 ecstasy pills.
The married couple had ordered two dresses from a clothing outlet in the Netherlands and were having breakfast when a parcel was delivered to their home in Linz, Austria.
The married couple had ordered two dresses from a clothing outlet in the Netherlands and were having breakfast when a parcel was delivered to their home in Linz, Austria. They opened it to find almost 25,000 purple ecstasy pills
They noticed one of the boxes was strangely heavy and upon opening it, found it to contain thousands of plastic bags filled with the purple pills.
‘The originally planned cozy breakfast was quickly over and to the horror of the couple, it turned out that, though one of the packages did contain the two dresses, the second however had 24,800 Ecstasy tablets worth about €500,000,’ a statement from Austrian police said.
The anonymous Austrian woman, aged 58, initially thought the class A drugs were decorative stones.
However, upon closer inspection, her husband, 59, realised the pills were most likely illegal stimulants and they returned the package to their local post office.
The narcotics department of the City Police Command Linz was alerted to the package, who discovered the intended final destination of the package was in Scotland.
Austrian police said the 24,800 pills had an estimated street value of €500,000 (£442,800).
Police Scotland and the National Crime Agency are now investigating the incident.
The NCA told MailOnline an address was searched in July but no arrests have yet been made.