Bogota Colombia: Band of thieves using scopolamine at nightclubs detained

Posted on August 13, 2012 • Filed under: Colombia, Crime, TRAVEL reported that a band of thieves have been detained who used the drug scopolamine to overcome their victims. Numbers of taxi drivers were part of the organization that has victimized 640 people so far in 2012. The name of the gang is the “Tomaseros” and would often steal phones, cash, and personal items from the victims homes.

Ten women and five men were detained from the organization and would find their marks in bars and nightclubs in the Kennedy area around 1st avenue and Mayo. Venecia and Galerías areas have also been targeted by these criminals.

Women were often used to go into the bars, gain the trust of a victim, and would slip the scopolamine into the victims drink.

The women entered the premises and after winning the trust of a customer, who chose as a victim, took advantage of an oversight and he supplied the substance in the drinks. The victim would then be transported to steal his personal items and or money and sometimes going to their residence and making additional thefts. Victims would often be released on the outskirts of Bogota. Read Article

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