5-year-old boy finds crystal meth in Kinder Surprise egg

Belfast does Kinder eggs with a difference.

Kinder Surprise egg
Surprise A Kinder egg and its treat-housing shell. Image Picture Kinder

Remember the excitement of scoffing down a Kinder Surprise egg and cracking open that colourful capsule to find a cool toy inside?

Times change. Times really change… particularly if you’re a 5-year-old boy from Drumachose, Belfast, eager to get your hands on the chocolate treat.

The boy and his brother stumbled upon a yellow plastic shell in a hedge, and on further inspection, they discovered it contained a bag full of white powder.

“When the child opened the plastic section, hidden within was a small sealed plastic bag containing a white powder.”

Fortunately, a Belfast version of Breaking Bad didn’t unfold and the kids handed over the bag to their dad – who in turn gave it to the police.

According to the Daily Star, the police were able to confirm the substance was Class A drug methamphetamine, aka crystal meth.

Limavady DUP councillor Alan Robinson said of the incident: “When the child opened the plastic section, hidden within was a small sealed plastic bag containing a white powder.

“Having passed the contents to the police the family have told me that they have informed them that it contained an illegal drug.”

He added: “As a father of a child, I know how enticing Kinder eggs and their contents are to children. In this instance, the children are to be commended for passing the contents to their parents.”

Police are still said to be investigating the incident in a bid to catch the Northern Irish Walter White.

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