man who drugged pilgrimsAn Asian expatriate in Makkah was arrested for robbing people after offering refreshments containing a drug that would make them fall into a short coma.

Local media reported that unsuspecting pilgrims who took the spiked drink would wake up hours later to find themselves robbed or in hospitals without any identification documents or personal belongings.

Some pilgrims from India who were victims of this spiked refreshment scam reported it to the police. The police later arrested the man behind the crime. It was reported that the man admitted to his crimes.