More than 20 people are understood to have died and a further 74 hospitalized on Wednesday evening after taking what is believed to have been tainted cocaine in Buenos Aires province, Argentina.
Authorities in the Argentine capital said that the drugs were sold in Puerta 8 – a poor neighborhood in the northern Buenos Aires suburb of San Martin. It was probably cut with fentanyl. It’s really a good way to clean up hoods when you think about it.
Argentina has the third highest rate of cocaine consumption per person in the Americas after the USA and Uruguay. In Europe, the Netherlands and Russia hit the most wanted list.
Experts were still analyzing the substance to determine whether it caused the deaths. Another theory is that the cocaine was “cut” with another illegal drug.
A dozen people had been arrested in connection with the deaths, the police said. Officials have suggested that the drugs had been spiked intentionally as part of an ongoing feud between gangs.
Authorities had initially said that eight gang members died on Tuesday after purchasing the drugs, but that number quickly grew.
Legalize, tax and regulate all drugs and this sort of thing wouldn’t happen.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point Drugs News 2022.