COPS have arrested a Brit couple in Spain accused of selling a hallucinogenic tea nicknamed “little death” once taken by Prince Harry.
A man, 47, and woman, 52, allegedly used mind-bending drugs such as ayahuasca to get punters high in unlicensed shamanic healing sessions.
The unnamed pair offered their services online, providing accommodation for up to 16 paying guests at a time at a rural property in Yecla, according to detectives.
They allegedly organised rituals involving “dangerous substances” including magic mushrooms and ayahuasca with no health controls
Police said the couple also charged customers up to £88 a day for kambo, the poisonous secretions of the giant monkey frog said to be 40 times stronger than morphine.
Cops made the arrests after interrupting a “healing session” for seven people of different nationalities.
Nicknamed “little death”, the potent psychoactive drug ayahuasca is often drunk during tribal rituals in the Amazon rainforest by Westerners who have been promised they will experience “spiritual enlightenment”.
A string of celebs including Sting, Paul Simon and Lindsay Lohan are said to have endorsed the class-A drug, a blend of he ayahuasca vine and a shrub called chacruna.
He claimed that it helped him to deal with the scars left by his mother Diana’s death in a car crash in August 1997.
Speaking about the admission on CBS’ 60 Minutes, he said: “I would never recommend people to do this recreationally.
“But doing it with the right people if you are suffering from a huge amount of loss, grief or trauma, then these things have a way of working as a medicine.
“For me, they cleared the windscreen, the windshield, the misery of loss.
“They cleared away this idea that I had in my head that I needed to cry to prove to my mother that I missed her.
“When in fact, all she wanted was for me to be happy.”
The Civil Guard in Murcia confirmed the Brit pair had been arrested.
A spokesman said: “The Civil Guard, as part of an operation codenamed Kambo, has arrested two people who captured clients for supposed shamanic healing sessions.
“A number of harmful substances have been seized which were being administered without any sanitary controls to Spaniards and people from other European countries.
“The British couple offered their services online with promotional material in which they advertised their rural property as a house of healing orientated towards self-help groups and things like addiction disintoxication.
“They had no licence or authorisation. Despite this they were charging people 45 euros (£40) a night for minimum stays of three nights, with group offers of 500 euros (£442) a day for 16 guests.”