Spanish Officer Held in LSD Threat Plot

From Reuters

A Spanish army captain has been arrested for an alleged attempt to extort money from two food processing firms by threatening to poison their products with the hallucinogenic drug LSD, Civil Guard officials said Friday.

They said Julio Mula, a 41-year-old engineer corps officer, sent letters signed by a fictitious anarchist group called “Kropotkin Militia” demanding five million pesetas ($29,000) from each of them and giving payment instructions.

The firms reported the threats to the Civil Guard, one of whose agents arrested Mula after posing as a middle-man charged with delivering the money, the officials said.