Hallucinogen may caused Brit tourist’s death in Peru

Published on : Saturday, December 19, 2015

city of Arequipa in PeruPhoenix Ayahuasca is described as “offering a safe and supportive experience plant medicines” near Iquitos, in the Peruvian Amazon. Unfortunately, on Wednesday, things went wrong.


Witnesses said a British man got killed during a bad trip after consuming a hallucinogenic brew at Phoenix Ayahuasca, which media calls “an alternative health center.”


According to authorities, Canadian Joshua Andrew Freeman Stevens, 29, killed Brit Unais Gomes, 26, in self-defence after Gomes allegedly grabbed a kitchen knife and attacked him as the two took part in an ayahuasca ceremony.


Ayahuasca—made from the ayahuasca vine and the shrub chacruna, contains the active ingredient dimethyltryptamine and is illegal in many countries, including the US and UK. But it isn’t typically associated with violence. In Peru, in fact, it’s recognized by the government as “one of the basic pillars of the identity of the Amazon peoples.”


An officer said Stevens resisted the attack, then stabbed Gomes in the stomach and chest. He’s now being held by authorities, though it isn’t clear if he’ll face any charges.


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