Weeding out fakes? Lisbon tourism at threat from 'drug' dealers


Whispering “Hashish? Cocaine?”, street sellers are offering unsuspecting tourists in Lisbon’s center “drugs” which police say are often bay leaves, flour or ground paracetamol.

Locals in Lisbon’s historic Santa Maria Maior district say the fake drugs phenomenon is getting worse, worrying police and business owners who fear tourists could start to steer clear of the Portuguese capital’s bustling center. “Everyone on my tours gets asked if they want drugs,” Maarten, a Belgian.....

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