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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 46, November 12, 2006, Article 8

DISINTEGRATING GERMAN EURO NOTES MAY BE LINKED TO DRUG USE

According to a November 11 Reuters article, "A mystery substance that
caused some euro banknotes in Germany to fall to pieces may be linked
to the party drug crystal speed, Der Spiegel magazine reported on
Saturday, quoting regional police. Users of crystal speed inhale it
through the nose using rolled-up banknotes and chemists think
impurities such as sulphates, mingled with sweat, could have created
an acid that ate away at the notes, the magazine quoted police as
saying.

Around 1,500 banknotes worth between 5 euros and 100 euros
($6.44-$129) crumbled shortly after being withdrawn from cash
machines, the Bundesbank said earlier this month."

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Last week's E-Sylum item:
MYSTERY ACID ATTACKS EURO NOTES IN GERMANY
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  Wayne Homren, Editor

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