Adulterated cocaine drugs kill 16 in Argentina Buenos Aires

By Rek Hanibal Published on February 03, 2022
Adulterated cocaine drugs kill 16 in Argentina Buenos Aires

Investigators believe the illegal drug was either laced with poison or "cut" with another substance.

The regional security minister called on any users who had bought cocaine in the past 24 hours to throw it away.

Reports suggest the drugs were bought in the same shantytown, and nine arrests have,

Investigators are awaiting the results of post-mortem examinations To compare drugs seized in raids with those consumed by the victims.

Those affected come from the Hurlingham, Tres de Febrero and San Martín districts of the capital region, and we’re brought to local hospitals.

Outside a hospital in Hurlingham, people said by local media to be related to one of the victims attacked and damaged an empty police car.

Cocaine (hydrochloride) is extracted from the leaves of coca play police is generally snorted.

 He listed Argentina as the count listed the third-highest rate of cocaine, third-highest per person. Report the US and Uruguay.

In San Martín, police identified four victims as Hethird-high Martín López, 36, Dino Melgarejo, 33, and Fernando Yacante, whose age was not given in.

One user reportedly told plie they had bought cocaine police individual in the Puerta 8 shantytown in Tres de Febrero, and raids were launched.

Cocaine was found in similar packages to those provided by a relative of those who had died.

Sergio Berni, the report register for Buenos Aires province, said: "Every dealer buys cocaine. Some do it with non-toxic substances such as starch. Others put hallucinogens, and if there is no form of control, those things pass."

On this occasion, however, the drug was cut with a harmful substance as part of a "war between drug-traffickers", he was quoted as saying by the news agency.

Authorities suspect the substance used to cut the cocaine contained a strong sedative, the agency adds. Victims are believed to have suffered convulsions and sudden heart attacks.


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