UPDATE: Doping, punching or injecting chemicals in young women is spreading
4.18pm: Aug 3 – A growing number of reports that a woman has been spiked, pierced or injected are coming in from all over Spain.
The latest in Denia on the Costa Blanca North where a young woman was targeted on her way to the ladies. She says she felt the sting before hearing someone say in Spanish “I got it, I gave it, I got it.”
But she told police when she turned around she couldn’t see who was involved. A quick look by his friends and club security revealed nothing.
The woman then began to feel dizzy and faint, at which point the club called an ambulance. As in all cases, a toxicology report provided no evidence of drugs.
Denia Police say this is not uncommon with drugs like liquid ecstacy and ketamine leaving the bloodstream very quickly. The woman who was released from hospital was tested for needle-related illnesses, including HIV and hepatitis.
Warnings have again been issued for people to be vigilant and seek immediate treatment, as well as to take immediate action by notifying the authorities as well as club security.
1.18pm: Aug 3 – Reports of women receiving dopes or injections at nightclubs and discos across Spain continue to grow, leaving police baffled with little evidence to go on.
As of Wednesday August 3, more than 20 cases have been reported in Catalonia alone, and up to twice the number reported elsewhere in Spain, including resorts along the Mediterranean coast.
Police remain baffled by the cases with little information to proceed. At this point, there is no evidence on who is doing the doping, why they are doping the woman, and what if a chemical is used.
So far, no chemicals have been identified with clear toxicology reports, however, those enriched report drowsiness, dizziness, disorientation, nausea, and headache. Others fainted or passed out.
What is more disconcerting is that the motive is unclear, with none of the cases from Catalonia reporting that they were the subject of sexual assault or robbery.
In all cases, they were young women with only one man who was allegedly doped.
Police say they are keeping all investigative leads open and giving the matter top priority. They also asked anyone who is doped to go to the hospital as soon as possible for a toxicology test, in the hope that the substance can be identified.
Since not all hospitals are aware of the police recommendation or have been exposed to the issue, the police recommend that you require a test referring to the national police guidelines.
It is also recommended to report doping as soon as it occurs to the national police hotline on 112 so that they can provide assistance and initiate an immediate investigation.
Finally se están dando muchos casos de pinchazos in discotecas, conciertos, festivales etc…
Os dejamos un pequeño manual que se ha compartido de manera oficial para tener conocimiento sobre esto. Por favor seguid las recommendations en caso de que os suceda! pic.twitter.com/lLRzlLCb2g
— Harry and Louis España (@HyLSpain) August 1, 2022
So far, no serious injuries have been reported, but it is possible for a person to have an allergic reaction to the substance used and this could have devastating consequences.
With a growing number of reports of women doping in nightclubs and discos, police have asked everyone to remain vigilant.
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