Spanish authorities on alert over deadly drug

SON ESPASES Hospital in Palma, Mallorca, has confirmed that a patient tested positive for an extremely dangerous drug known as Flakka.
The British man remained under observation for 72 hours but has now gone back home.
Several other people tested negative for the drug.
Guardia Civil are investigating where the drug, which can kill within hours, could have come from, as this is the first confirmed case in Spain.
The young Briton may also be the first person to survive the drug for which there is no antidote. He was admitted to the hospital in a very aggressive state and with heart problems having consumed several tablets in Magaluf. It works very quickly and reaches the brain within minutes. The line between its positive effects and a severe intoxication is hard to calculate.
Symptoms include hallucinations, euphoria, aggressive behaviour, hyperthermia, hypertension, heart arrhythmia, extreme strength and high activity levels.
The drug comes from China and has an appearance similar to bath salts. It can be inhaled, smoked or injected and can also cause a heart attack.

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