Drink-drugging on the rise

Are your drinks vulnerable?

Are your drinks vulnerable?

Drink-drugging as a means to theft and/or sex is not new, but on the rise. It’s increasing in Colombia and known to be an M.O. in Russia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Ecuador, and many other countries. I didn’t expect to see Tokyo on the list, but there it is. Sad.

I forgot where I heard this, but it’s funny: When given a drink by a stranger, say “It’s one of my country’s traditions to trade drinks with the host.” Hard to imagine doing that.

Anyway, it’s a good idea to keep this in mind when offered food or drink by a stranger. And try not to leave your food or drink unattended.
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2 Comments

  • June 16, 2009

    yelm

    So even Japan is going to hell in a hand basket. Last time we were there, there was almost no crime. We would walk down any dark lane unafraid and unmolested. A lost item would remain on site until the owner returned. Ah so.

  • June 16, 2009

    Rick

    @yelm: More like in a bento box. ;)

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