The U.S. Embassy has renewed its alert to American citizens in Tokyo to avoid frequenting bars and clubs in the Roppongi area of Tokyo due to drink-spiking incidents. The embassy said it continues to receive reliable reports of U.S. citizens being drugged in Roppongi bars.
Most reports indicate that the victim unknowingly drinks a beverage that has been secretly mixed with a drug that renders the victim unconscious or stuporous for several hours, during which time large charges are fraudulently billed to the victim, sums of money are charged to the victim’s credit card, or the card is stolen. Victims sometimes regain consciousness in the bar or club, while at other times the victim awakens on the street. Assaults on Americans have also been reported in connection with drink-spiking, the embassy said in its alert.© Japan Today