Chinese noodle shop laces noodle meals with opium to keep customers coming back
Posted on October 19, 2014 | By Henry | Leave a response
“These noodles are like crack.” Nope, it’s opium.
Ever eat something so good, so addictive that you thought maybe, just maybe, it was too good?
Even US President Obama has wondered about it. Earlier this year, he and his wife praised the pies his White House pastry chef had made. “We call Bill the ‘Crustmaster,’ because his pies, I don’t know what he does,” Obama said, “whether he puts crack in them.”
On a recent day in the northern Chinese province of Shaanxi, a 26-year-old year man named Liu Juyou had a very similar thought. Just what in the world was in those noodles?
While at a routine traffic stop to deter drunk driving, Liu took a urine test, reported the South China Morning Post, and was shocked to find he tested positive for opiates. He claimed he had never used any drug like that in his life, but police weren’t convinced. On September 3, they threw him into detention, where he stayed for 15 days.