How it works:
- Situation: at nightclubs and bars, there have been reports of drugged drinks and sometimes, bar owners are in on the scam too.
- Example 1: in 2017, three bar owners and five employees in Itaewon were caught for drugging foreign tourists and then swiping their cards for transactions worth over 25 million won.
- Example 2: a huge scandal that exploded in 2019, drink spiking and sexual assault cases were reported at the Burning Sun club in Gangnam.
Places to beware:
- Seoul: Gangnam, Hongdae, Itaewon
What to do:
- Do not accept drinks that you have not seen made in front of you. Do not leave it unattended.
- Canned or bottled drinks are recommended as it is more difficult for someone to put a sedative inside.