Help the refugees

If you move around the world by choice, consider helping those forced from their homes by conflict. Donate to the UN Refugee Agency today.

Home Dutch News Unwanted hallucinogenic trips at Schiphol

Unwanted hallucinogenic trips at Schiphol

Published on 17/08/2006

17 August 2006

AMSTERDAM — Customs officers at Schiphol have warned the public about bars of chocolate with hallucinogenic effects that are regularly found at the Amsterdam airport.

The police came across the chocolate on Thursday when a homeless person reported finding and eating a bar of it before becoming ill and suffering anxiety and hallucinations.

The Dutch Forensics Institute (Nederlands Forensisch Instituut) tested a similar bar to the one eaten and found it contained the hallucinogen psilocine, an active ingredient in ‘magic mushrooms’.

Customs officials warned that the bars are found regularly at the airport. “We suspect that travelers have bought the bars elsewhere and then been too afraid to take them onboard their flight because there are drugs in them,” customs spokesman Rob Stenacker said.

The chocolate bars are about 10cm long with a black/brown/gold wrapper with the words NOIR de NOIR and 72 procent cacao written in gold letters.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]

Subject: Dutch news