Travel Safety EcuadorCulture Shock! Ecuador: A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette (Culture Shock! Guides)
September 08, 2009
BEWARE OF TAINTED DRINKS
A young couple are currently hospitalized after their beers were tainted with
the drug benzodiazepine.
They were at a karaoke club in Quito when apparently another patron slipped the
drug into their drinks. The individual was apprehended and is in custody.
This type of activity is a problem in Ecuador and everyone needs to make sure
not to ever leave a drink an attended. Here are some other tips:
- Never leave your drink unattended.
If you are with someone you trust you might ask them
to watch it. However, to be safe it is better not to
drink out of the glass again if you need to leave.
- If you did not see it opened or poured -
don't drink it. (Maybe someone paid off the
bartender to spike your drink)
- Don't let anyone you don't know,
purchase a drink for you.
(TRAVEL SAFETY ECUADOR)