A couple was arrested in Callosa de Segura for selling rituals and administering hallucinogenic substances. The 42 and 38-year-old couple from Vega Baja are said to have performed rituals with illegal psychotropic substances such as ayahuasca or bufo toad scales, as a practice carried out within the framework of “international ancestral medicine”.
The couple, who are said to be president and secretary of an association practicing rituals under the influence of psychotropic substances, are charged with a crime against public health.
They officially registered their association in June 2019, when it was suspected that the group’s goals and activities could harm public health and safety.
While viewing and analyzing the ritual videos they uploaded from the internet and social media, it was found that clients were consuming in liquid form or inhaling behavioral drugs given to them by the master of ceremony) as she blocked their breathing so they would hold the smoke inside longer.
As a result of this practice, they had convulsions and fell to the ground in a state of unconsciousness.
In the exercise of these activities, none of the authors possessed a professional qualification which could represent a serious threat to health.
People now detained offered full weekends on the internet, charging clients between 75 and 150 euros per session, depending on the substance to be consumed. The cost of a full weekend was 350 euros.