The attractive power of cartoon characters to children can present a possible element of extreme danger, especially when the animated beings are being made into ecstacy pills that look like children’s one-a-day vitamins.

Authorities in Chile recently managed to confiscate a load of at least 100 Dutch-made tablets shaped like Minions from the popular animation series Despicable Me and hidden in a children’s drawing kit. The pills had been sent from The Netherlands to the Chilean city of Vina del Mar.


Two men, one Chilean and one Argentine, were arrested at their apartment and put under house arrest by local authorities.