TEAM SWFA - Admin
Got this e-mail today from a friend in law enforcement.
Hi everyone - See message below from one of our agents, and click on the link at the bottom to read additional details about this matter. Pass this along to everyone you care about as this is a new and dangerous way that thieves are targeting unsuspecting people.
U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Inspector General
DODIG/DCIS - Houston Resident Agency
1919 Smith Street , 10th Floor, Suite 1000
Houston , TX 77002
Warning from State Troopers in Texas
In Katy, Texas (west of Houston), a man came over and offered his services as a painter to a female putting gas in her car and left one of his business cards with her.
She said no, but accepted his card out of kindness and got in her car. The man then got into a car driven by another gentleman. As the lady left the service station, she saw the men following her out of the station at the same time.
Almost immediately, she started to feel dizzy and could not catch her breath. She tried to open the window and realized that the odor was on her hand; the same hand which accepted the card from the gentleman at the gas station. She then noticed the men were immediately behind her and she felt she needed to do something at that moment. She drove into the first driveway and began to honk her horn to ask for help.
The men drove away but the lady still felt pretty bad for several minutes after she could finally catch her breath. Apparently there was a substance on the card that could have seriously injured her.
The drug is called 'BURUNDANGA' and it is used by people who wish to incapacitate a victim in order to steal or take advantage of them. It is four times greater than a date rape drug and is transferable on simple cards.
So take heed and make sure you don't accept cards at any given time alone or from someone on the streets. This applies also to those persons making house calls and slipping you a card when they offer their services.
Burundanga - The Next Colombian Drug Threat
by Stephen M. Pittel, PhD
Recent reports of date-rapes, thefts, kidnapping and other crimes in the U.S. and Canada have been attributed to Burundanga - a potent form of scopalamine that has been used for decades in Columbia.