Tourist Warning: Extremely dangerous and fatal cocaine is sold to tourists

Drugs kill, everyone knows it. For tourists death is now instant in some cases when falling for this illegal substance in the Dutch travel and tourism city of Amsterdam.

Tourist Warning: Extremely dangerous and fatal cocaine is sold to tourists

Drugs kill, everyone knows it. For tourists death is now instant in some cases when falling for this illegal substance in the Dutch travel and tourism city of Amsterdam.

Amsterdam police have set up more signs warning tourists of a potentially fatal narcotic being passed off as cocaine after the deaths of two British men who took the drug.

The Netherlands, and specifically Amsterdam has always been known as one of the most liberal country or city in the world, even when it comes to “soft drugs.”

Two British Tourists, aged 20 and 21, were found dead in a hotel room in the Dutch city yesterday, probably after using white heroin which had been sold as cocaine, police said.

“We found drugs in the hotel room and immediately had it tested to see if the composition was the same as other investigations into deaths and people getting sick, and that proved to be the case,” Rob van der Veen, a spokesman for Amsterdam police, said today in a telephone interview with the news agency Bloomberg.

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Police are using electronic signboards in tourist areas of Amsterdam to flash the message, in English, that “extremely dangerous cocaine is sold to tourists.” An additional sign was placed at Amsterdam Central station yesterday.

Seventeen people, mostly British, became unwell after using white heroin which they thought was cocaine, police said. Three men died while a “substantial number” had to be resuscitated. The police are investigating the matter.

“We assume that it’s only one person who’s selling this,” Van der Veen said. White heroin is more expensive than cocaine, so police are working on the assumption that the dealer doesn’t know exactly what he’s selling.

To contact the reporter on this story: Corina Ruhe in Amsterdam at [email protected]

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Fergal O’Brien at [email protected] Alan Crawford, Eddie Buckle

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