Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Scopolamine-treated Leaflets

El Pais in English
25 July 2016

Well-known in Colombia, scopolamine is now being used in robberies and sexual assault in Spain

Iñigo Domínguez

[…] Last year, some Madrid hospitals […] reported surprising cases of elderly people who were disoriented and had been robbed, yet had no recollection of recent events. Medical experts consulted by this newspaper said they suspect the intoxication may have occurred through the skin, by picking up scopolamine-treated leaflets handed out on the street. […] Skin intoxication, however, is a controversial issue that not all experts believe in.”