Alicante couple arrested for performing rituals with illegal psychotropic drugs
LA GUARDIA CIVIL arrested a couple in the Alicante municipality of Callosa del Segura for allegedly performing rituals with illegal psychotropic substances
As part of the Guardia Civil’s Operation Bufox, agents arrested a couple aged 42 and 38 in Callosa del Segura, Alicante, who were performing rituals with illegal psychotropic substances, such as ayahuasca or scales of bufo toad.
The effects of inhaling amphibian venom have become more public knowledge following the controversy that hit the news involving porn actor Nacho Vidal last year, who was charged with reckless murder. while performing this shamanic ritual with the photographer, Jose Luis Abad. , who collapsed after twenty seconds and subsequently died.
The couple had formally registered an association in June 2019, but were suspected of including among the proposed substances, some banned by the United Nations Convention on Psychotropic Substances of 1971, as it became clear that neither party had no professional qualification that would give them the validity of offering these drugs to anyone.
Investigators verified that the Alicante association posted the rituals on its social media, calling them “international ancestral medicine,” with the online content showing customers consuming the psychotropic drugs the man gave them, in the form of liquid or inhaled, while his wife obstructed their breathing, so that they held the smoke inside longer.
Clients paid between 75 and 150 euros per session, depending on the substance they had requested to consume, and if they stayed all weekend, then they paid up to 350 euros, with the use of these drugs often resulting in by users on the ground, having convulsions and some would have even lost consciousness.
Officers seized five jars of ayahuasca, another of Psychotria Viridis, three more of powdered coca leaves, three small bags of St. John’s Wort, 30 grams of marijuana and hashish, among other substances, such as 50 grams of flakes of bufo toad.
Some of the unwanted effects of some of these substances include viewing psychotic and psychedelic images, and they can even cause schizophrenia, which is why the couple were arrested and charged with an alleged public health crime, such as report cadenaser.com.
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