The owner of a Chinese restaurant admitted that his restaurant was serving noodles to customers with opium added with the aim of addicting them to it and forcing them to order it constantly, according to the Russian “Sputnik” agency.
The Chinese police arrested a restaurant owner in Jiangsu Province, China, after receiving information that the restaurant may use illegal ingredients to make his food more delicious and addictive to his dishes..
According to the confessions of the owner of the restaurant, called “Li”, narcotic poppy shell powder, or what is known as “opium”, was added to pasta dishes in late August of this year..
According to “Sputnik”, the restaurant’s trick was discovered after circulating warning videos from suspicious restaurants that put opium in their dishes to make them more delicious, and one of the viewers of those clips wondered whether his favorite restaurant was doing the same, and then this customer submitted a report to the police after his suspicions increased..
The police found out that the owner of the restaurant frequented by the unknown author also added opium to his pasta dishes, to make them literally addictive, thus increasing his profits..
The results of examining samples of pasta dishes showed that they contained high levels of “papaverine”, “narcotine” and other compounds, and after deepening investigations, large quantities of chili oil were seized, containing substances derived from opium..
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And the Chinese police announced, in a statement, the discovery of chili oil mixed with the powder of “opium” poppy peel, which makes it taste much better, but this food can be addictive and poses a health risk in the long run..
The owner of the restaurant justified his action as the only way to compensate for the loss caused by the outbreak of the emerging Corona virus, after he lost most of his customers during the closing period..