White Heroin Still Being Sold As Cocaine in Amsterdam

Public awareness campaign in Amsterdam, late 2014 

Dutch authorities have warned that white heroin is still being mis-sold as cocaine on the streets of Amsterdam.

On February 27, the Amsterdam Public Health Service circulated the announcement (see below) following three Danish tourists being taken ill after snorting white heroin, believing it to be cocaine.

This alert comes just over three months after three British men died from unknowingly taking heroin in the Dutch capital, something which prompted a major public awareness campaign by the city. 

As the Associated Press reports, the reignition of the campaign will target tourist hot spots and see large illuminated signs used, along with flyers distributed in bars, cafes, and hotels.