Malta has outlawed ‘Chinese ecstasy’

Malta has outlawed N-Ethylnorpentylone, a dangerous designer drug known as ‘Chinese ecstasy’, which resembles MDMA in look and smell but is reportedly three-times stronger and causes psychosis and paranoia, as well as potentially being lethal.

The drug has become increasingly prominent in the black market since 2016, and has been linked to at least 125 deaths across the world. The majority of deaths have occurred in Britain, with incidents also reports in New Zealand, Australia, and the United States.