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Brit who carried some 10,000 date-rape pills

A BRITISH man was arrested after Guardia Civil discovered nearly 10,000 date-rape (zopiclone) pills in his carry-on baggage at Alicante Airport.

The hypno-sedative drug, used to treat insomnia, tranquilises the nervous system and is available on prescription only, in the UK.

According to guidelines from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), zopiclone facilitates crimes of “sexual abuse” by stripping a victim of her will.

The 47-year-old man was caught on 22nd May, boarding a flight to the UK. He was released back to his Torrevieja home on charges of a crime against public health.

It comes after an Irish woman, 62, also based in Torrevieja, was arrested in January with 5,640 zopiclone pills in her luggage.

She was attempting to fly from Alicante to Ireland, but the

Guardia Civil said there was no “apparent” relation between the two. They were both been released on charges, and are awaiting trial.

 

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