Alert issued after woman opens bottle believed to have been used to transport drug
Belgian prosecutors have issued an alert over a woman who died after taking a sip of wine from a bottle suspected of being used to transport the drug MDMA.
The 41-year-old collapsed shortly after opening the French red to enjoy with a colleague after work. She took a sip from a glass, which left an unpleasant taste, and the intake was enough to give her a fatal dose of MDMA, the active ingredient in ecstasy pills.
The unnamed woman, from the Flemish town of Puurs, near Antwerp, died five days later in hospital.