Midnight Mafia, a hardstyle and hardcore music festival in Sydney has resulted in the seizing of thousands of MDMA pills and the medical treatment of hundreds of people.
It sounds like some music fans went a little too hard at the 16+ event at Sydney Showground last night. By the numbers: 14,000 people attend the music festival, 187 were searched by police, 3,500 MDMA pills were confiscated, 13 people were charged and 256 people were treated by paramedics.
According to a , 32 total people were issued with court notices for drug possession and 13 were charged. Most notably, one 21-year-old woman was arrested after being caught with nearly 1,600 MDMA capsules and some cocaine. Another 21-year-old woman was charged after being found carrying 550 pills.
Local police authorities expressed their concerns with the large amount of drugs seized at the festival.
Detective Chief Inspector Gus Viera : “We saw more drugs seized today than recent events, one of the largest we’ve seen, which clearly shows our messaging is not getting through. I am extremely disappointed with these results; however, we will continue to conduct these operations at upcoming festivals throughout the year.”
Maybe turn it down a notch next time, Midnight Mafia.